Nationwide, Hispanic students continue to be underrepresented among students who complete a four-year degree in science, technology, engineering, and math fields and among workers in those fields. This study, which used data on seven cohorts of Texas students, suggests the importance of Hispanic students taking rigorous high school math and science courses.
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30 Jun 2017
Playground Physics is a technology-based application and accompanying curriculum designed by New York Hall of Science to support middle school students’ science engagement and learning of force, energy, and motion.
2 Oct 2016
CryptoClub is an academic enrichment program designed to give students opportunities to explore their interest in cryptography in informal settings.
18 May 2016
As new technologies emerge, there is a growing perception that schools must utilize the latest technologies. This brief’s authors conducted evaluations of two large-scale technology initiatives and here share six lessons learned about common pitfalls during early stages of implementation.
30 Aug 2015
The Instructional Technology Initiative (ITI) is the Los Angeles Unified School District’s signature investment in technology. Originally planned to provide technology devices to every teacher and student in the 640,000-student district, ITI aimed to transform learning throughout the district by providing interactive and engaging learning environments, supporting implementation of the Common Core State Standards with digital curriculum materials and assessment, and ensuring that all students have access to 21st century technology. This report is intended to provide formative feedback to inform district plans for re-envisioning ITI, based on the first two years of implementation.