New York Times Series Explores STEM Teaching in U.S.

A new series in the New York Times looks at how STEM classes are taught in this country and reports that the system needs to be revamped.

The series looks at how a flexible curriculum, early exposure to numbers, better teacher preparation and other ideas can improve students’ math and science skills, and hopefully, lead to fulfilling careers in STEM jobs.

In the December 15, 2013 issue of the series, the focus is on how even the most gifted students in math and science can’t keep up.

Click here to access the series http://search.proquest.com/docview/1466164700?accountid=27552

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