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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
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
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
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
In a project with the Mount St. Helens Institute, students and teachers are partnering with area scientists and learning alongside one another. Read More
Women hold only 24% of STEM jobs. This summer program in Pasco, Washington is sparking a lifelong passion for STEM in girls. Read More
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
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
Many preschool teachers lack skills and confidence in science. A new training program gives science a boost in early learning. Read More
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
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
Mike Wierusz and his students tackle engineering in the classroom.
The Ready Washington coalition has banded together to build awareness and support for college- and career-ready learning standards: Common Core State Standards and Next Generation Science Standards. The coalition is producing resources to help parents and the public understand the importance of better preparing our students for work, college and life.
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