Graduate students in mechanical engineering shared their engineering know-how and enthusiasm through a new program for local middle and high school students. The program’s interactive classes exposed teenagers to the breadth of engineering.
In a new book, Stanford scholar Susanna Loeb encourages education policymakers to consider the many different values of an education, beyond test scores, alongside available research evidence when crafting their decisions.
Modern biology labs often use robotic assemblies to drop precise amounts of fluids into experimental containers. Now students and teachers can create inexpensive automated systems to do this in clubs or classrooms.
Education professor Martin Carnoy analyzed 25 years of research and found that voucher programs do not significantly improve test scores. Carnoy says vouchers distract from proven policies and programs with proven impact on test scores and graduation rates.