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    Virtual Tutoring Program uses Videos to Aid Students of Math, Science

    Virtual Tutoring Program uses Videos to Aid Students of Math, Science
    St. Louis, MO - Leo Shmuylovich knows a lot about how tutoring can take a student from confused to confident. The Washington University graduate student has worked as a tutor for several test preparatory companies over the years, helping St. Louis-area students prepare for college entrance exams. In that time, he noticed that similar problems hindered many students working on math ...
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    The Reality of STEM in the Classroom

    The Reality of STEM in the Classroom
    STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math. Educators, legislators, and business leaders have long been concerned with the state of science and mathematics in our schools. In a comparison of international scores for 4th and 8th graders, results show that the American students are still lagging behind our major global competitors including Japan, China, Russia, and Singapore (TIMMS ...
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    BioBus: A Real Life Magic School Bus Brings Science to You

    BioBus: A Real Life Magic School Bus Brings Science to You
    While it may not have the flight capabilities of the Magic School Bus—or the eccentric, red-haired Ms. Frizzle at the helm—Ben Dubin-Thaler's BioBus is bound to draw comparisons to the elementary school staple. Founded in 2007, the BioBus is a traveling science lab, equipped with an array of scientific equipment and aimed at educating in areas with underfunded science programs. Treehugger ...
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    Quality STEM Education Takes on New Importance

    Quality STEM Education Takes on New Importance
    The world is changing rapidly, and many experts believe that the Information Age is coming to an end and the next phase of economic dominance will be by industries in the areas of biology and biotechnology. This, coupled with the advances in medical science and especially genomics/proteomics, will require at least a working knowledge of science by all Americans. It will ...
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    STEM-ing the Rising Education Tide

    STEM-ing the Rising Education Tide
    It is hard to ignore the momentum that STEM (science-technology-engineering-mathematics) education is gaining these days. For years now, states and school districts have invested heavily in STEM education, first as a proactive step to allow our students to better compete in a flat, global economy and most recently as a reactive step to a changing economy and greatly changing job prospects. ...
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    Unlikely School 'Revolutionizing' Teaching

    Unlikely School 'Revolutionizing' Teaching
    It's a place where the iPod Touch is used as a learning tool. Where students use portable touch screen computers to solve problems. Where students are graded via video. It's a place fast becoming one of the most innovative educational institutions in the nation, school officials say. It's Taft College? "Technology as a whole in Taft College is revolutionizing how we're ...
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    Math and Science Group Highlights Notable Teachers

    Math and Science Group Highlights Notable Teachers
    Three area teachers have been highlighted by the Rochester Area Math and Science Partnership for what that organization calls dedicated leadership and commitment to helping students. This year's award winners are: ViAnn Olson of Rochester Community and Technical College, Beverly Nelson of Stewartville Public Schools and Anne Solberg of Zumbrota-Mazeppa Public Schools. "They really push their students to excel and they ...
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