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Are more kids dropping out because of math and science?

Language and math have always been part of the core public school experience in the US; science, by contrast, has often been considered an optional topic. But the combination of a push for greater standards and a recognition of science’s increasing role in our high-tech economy has resulted in the adoption of science requirements by many states. Now, an analysis of US census data suggests that the increased push for…

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Product-oriented STEM education

“It started as a piece of steel pipe,” Greenville High School student Press Alford reminisced about the origins of the GHS Iron Lion Solar Car. The Iron Lion, a three-wheeled vehicle built from the ground up by GHS students, raced on electrical power completely supplied by solar energy to 2nd place success in an eight-day cross country Solar Car Challenge this summer. The Solar Car Challenge was established in 1993…

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