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Everything is Awesome About These Female Lego Figures

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Artist Maia Weinstock creates series of Lego minifigures based on trailblazing women like Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Temple Grandin. 
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Science Is Cool!

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

"Carmelo the Science Fellow" taught elementary school for 17 years before striking out on his own to make science programs for kids. Some parents of old students called to cheer him on.

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The Takeaway

Alan Alda and Brian Greene on Science as Storytelling

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

The actor and the physicist weigh in on ways to humanize scientific insights and groundbreaking discoveries, as they participate in the 2014 World Science Festival in New York.

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The Takeaway

The Future of Secondary Education in America?

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Chicago's Sarah E. Goode STEM Academy is working to prove that the old way maybe isn't always best. At Sarah E. Goode, students attend high school for six years, graduating with a high school diploma and an associate's degree. Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor at Time Magazine reported on this story in a cover story for the latest edition of the magazine. Stan Litow, IBM vice president of corporate citizenship and one of the innovators behind the Sarah E. Goode school explains what his dreams for this model look like. 

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Money Talking

Six-Year High School Answer for Tomorrow's Workers?

Friday, October 25, 2013

In a visit to Brooklyn Friday, President Obama will honor the innovative new education model at the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, P-Tech for short. Is it the answer for preparing kids to be tomorrow's workers?

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Schoolbook

STEM: The New Space Race

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Join the conversation on STEM education in New York City schools. That's science, technology, engineering and math in case you haven't heard all the buzz about STEM. What's the event's Twitter hashtag, you ask? #StemNYC

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Schoolbook

Software HS Principal Invests in School Culture

Monday, May 20, 2013

SchoolBook is hosting a forum on STEM education on Tuesday, May 21. Join us any way you can, in person, via our live webstream or on Twitter (hashtag #StemNYC.) To whet your appetite for the topic take a listen to our recent story about the city's efforts to seed science, technology, engineering and math programs in the school system.

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Schoolbook

Exploring Points Where Science Meets Life and Death Reality

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

WNYC

"I have watched several people die in emergency rooms, and at times, I’ve wondered if the outcome could have been different if some slight detail had changed." Personal experience led this New York City student to build a computer program that has earned him a spot at the nation's top science competition underway this week in Phoenix, AZ.

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New Tech City

Kids Need STEM Education in the Digital Age

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Nowadays, educators are starting to teach STEM subjects in creative ways, using Legos, games and real-world examples. And yet, the United States is falling behind. It's time for a new conversation on why science, technology, engineering and math are so important for today's students.

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New Tech City

#StartupCity: Venture Capitalist Fred Wilson's Advice for NYC's Next Mayor

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The godfather of Silicon Alley explains what the next mayor needs to do to grow New York City's tech economy. Fred Wilson wants more STEM education, less regulation and upgrades to broadband and Wi-Fi. 

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New Tech City

New Tech City: Visualizing Big Data

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

The Reality Deck at Stony Brook University was created to help those working in STEM fields visualize big data — data sets so large and complex that a simple computer monitor cannot do them justice. 

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Schoolbook

City Hits Peak of More Than 1,800 Public Schools

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

WNYC

Mayor Bloomberg announced that 78 new schools will open in the fall, bringing the total number of schools in New York City to 1,821. Once the schools open, the mayor said there will be 126,000 more seats across the school system than when he took office in 2002.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

CPAC and GOP's Future; STEM Learning; East Flatbush Unrest

Friday, March 15, 2013

The Conservative Political Action Conference is underway. Rich Lowry, editor of National Review discusses the conference and what it signals about the future of the GOP. Plus: Promoting STEM learning; more reaction to the first Jesuit pope; a forum on the unrest in East Flatbush following the shooting of Kimani Gray; and Twenty Minutes in Manhattan.

Schoolbook

Six-Year High School Model is a Game Changer

Monday, March 11, 2013

The principal of P-TECH said the challenge of getting his students ready for college-level courses inspired strategies that could be applied to other schools looking to ramp up math instruction.

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WNYC News

Whiz Kids Compete for National Science Prize

Monday, March 11, 2013

Four area teens are among the 40 high school students gathered in Washington DC, to compete in the Intel Science Talent Search.

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Schoolbook

City Plans More High-Tech Classes For Select Students

Monday, February 25, 2013

In addition to new high schools focused on science, technology, math and engineering (STEM), the city said it is launching a pilot program to offer more STEM classes to students, and train teachers, in 20 middle and high schools across the city.

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Schoolbook

New Standards Teach Science By Doing Science

Friday, February 15, 2013

Two experts of how children learn science have endorsed the proposed changes in K-12 science standards, and they are urging scientists to push for their adoption by state school systems, including New York's.

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Schoolbook

Love, Betrayal, Calculus: All on the "Math Warriors" Web Series

Monday, January 28, 2013

There are plenty of film and TV productions shot in the 5 boroughs, but only so many that deal with complex mathematical equations or the Monty Hall probability puzzle.

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The Takeaway

Why STEM Education Needs the Arts, Too

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The national agenda on competitiveness and investing in education is centered on the acronym STEM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. It is these subjects that officials say need to be stressed in public schools to drive the future of the United States economy. But some educators, including John Maeda, think there is a spelling problem here.

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Schoolbook

Using Hip Hop to Develop Young Scientists

Friday, December 14, 2012

A professor and a hip hop icon have teamed up to help high school students use popular music techniques like rhyme and keen observation to communicate science concepts. The idea is to let students be brilliant about a topic, and to express complex ideas in a way they enjoy. The project will culminate in a musical showdown this spring.

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