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Common Core + Next Gen Pioneers

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Fifth grade teacher Des Hall is tackling challenging new math standards in her classroom in a number of creative ways to ensure that all of her students succeed. Read More

Next Gen Pioneer: Mike Wierusz

For the first time, engineering is a part of science standards in Washington. Mike Wierusz, an engineer-turned-teacher, is tackling them head on in his classes at Inglemoor High School. Read More

Vashon Island's Experiment in School Construction + STEM Learning

The Vashon Island School District faced two seemingly unrelated challenges shared by many school systems across Washington: it needed to replace its aging and dilapidated high school building, and too many of its students were struggling in math. So the district decided to tackle the problems in tandem. Read More

Woodland Park Zoo Taps Zoo Staff to Bring STEM to Life

STEM skills are critical no matter the path a student pursues. Woodland Park's ZooCrew program is leveraging all available assets, including zoo employees, to show students the importance of STEM today. Read More

The living laboratory of Mount St. Helens

In a project with the Mount St. Helens Institute, students and teachers are partnering with area scientists and learning alongside one another. Read More

Igniting a Passion for STEM
in Girls

Women hold only 24% of STEM jobs. This summer program in Pasco, Washington is sparking a lifelong passion for STEM in girls. Read More

Bridging the Gap to Ninth Grade Math

The transition to high school can be a make-or-break time for students. Washington MESA's summer program is turning things around and creating passion for STEM. Read More

Peer Mentoring Encourages Students to Succeed

Many people think they are just not good at math and science. Middle school is a great time to learn that hard work counts more than talent. Read More

Boosting Science in Early Learning

Many preschool teachers lack skills and confidence in science. A new training program gives science a boost in early learning. Read More

Engaging STEM Professionals to Inspire the Next Generation

STEM jobs are growing, but many students of color are not excited or prepared to pursue them. TAF Academy is engaging STEM mentors to turn the tide. Read More

Using Videos to Transform Teaching

Districts need affordable and effective ways to help teachers transition to the new Common Core State Standards. Simple videos spark new insights and targeted coaching. Read More

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