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Oct 28, 2015

Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?
President Obama talks a lot about the importance of STEM, but advocates worry Congress will set back science education with its rewrite of the federal No Child Left Behind law.

The congressional re-write of NCLB endangers the largest source of federal science education funding. The Senate seems to poised to bolster STEM funding for after school programs. Will NCLB unravel STEM?

Innovation Often Means Teaching Against The Grain
Most progressive teaching models concern themselves with placing the process and outcomes of learning in the hands of the learners.

It takes courage and fortitude to adopt progressive teaching models. The complaints are bound to come. How educators react to those makes all the differnce. Learn some tips that help allay concerns.

Cesar Harada: How I teach kids to love science
At the Harbour School in Hong Kong, Cesar Harada teaches citizen science and invention to the next generation of environmentalists.

In this TED Talk video, Cesar Harada discusses how he moved his classroom into an industrial mega-space where imaginative kids work with wood, metal, chemistry, biology, optics and, occasionally, power tools to create solutions to the threats facing the world's oceans. I would sign up for that class.


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