Sail contest - More active learning through engineering education is finding its way into elementary and middle school classrooms in metropolitan Phoenix through an Arizona State University effort to provide young students a deeper comprehension of the mathematical and technological concepts that form the foundations of science and engineering.
On Monday, the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), part of the U.S. Department of Education, released the findings of the first nationwide arts survey in a decade that comprehensively documents the state of arts education in U.S. public schools.
FORTUNE -- The gender imbalance in STEM fields is extreme. According to a 2010 AAUW report, boys and girls take math and science courses in roughly equal numbers in elementary, middle, and high school, however far fewer women than men pursue these fields in college. According to the National Science Foundation, 29% of all male freshmen planned to major in a STEM field in 2006 compared to 15% of all female freshmen
The project is called Reimagining Career and College Readiness: STEM, Rigor, and Equity in a Comprehensive High School, and is being funded by the U.S. Department of Educations Investing in Innovation, or i3, program. The UW institute is teaming with the Bellevue School District, the College Board, the Washington STEM Center and other organizations for the work. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and math