Prepare, Practice, Partner
This report celebrates the 10th year of existence of the Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship Program. It highlights innovative strategies developed by Noyce projects related to recruitment, mentoring, learning resources, alternative certification, and partnerships.
Successful K-12 STEM Education: Identifying Effective Approaches in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
This report examines the landscape of K-12 STEM education by considering different school models, highlighting research on effective STEM education practices, and identifying some conditions that promote and limit school- and student-level success in STEM. It outlines what schools can do to provide all students with access to high-quality STEM education. Focusing on the science and mathematics, it also identifies effective STEM schools and practices.
STEM Education Data and Trends
The National Science Board presents this web-based statistical tool that provides access to data for STEM education communities, parents, students, guidance counselors, teachers, and other stakeholders in pre-college and undergraduate STEM education. It uses data from the latest volume of Science and Engineering Indicators. The STEM Education Data and Trends is the first tool for accessing data from Science and Engineering Indicators.
National Task Force on Teacher Education in Physics (T-TEP): Report Synopsis.
Report funded by the Physics Teacher Education Coalition, through a grant from the National Science Foundation, and by the APS Campaign for the 21st Century.
Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators: Identifying and Developing Our Nation’s Human Capital
The National Science Board has released its report based on a two-year study to determine the mechanisms for developing a new generation of STEM innovators.
President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) Report on STEM Education
Prepare and Inspire: K-12 Education in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) for America’s Future includes two noteworthy recommendations: Recruit and train 100,000 STEM teachers over the next decade, and recognize and reward the top 5% of the Nation’s STEM teachers by creating a STEM master teacher corps. PCAST consists of 20 of the Nation’s leading scientists and engineers.
Reports from the National Academies
Convergence: Facilitating Transdisciplinary Integration of Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Beyond (2014) investigates examples of organizations that have established mechanisms to support convergent research. The report discusses details of current programs, how organizations have chosen to measure success, and what has worked and not worked. Lessons learned are summarized.
Preparing Teachers: Building Evidence for Sound Policy (2010) addresses the teacher preparation with specific attention to reading, mathematics, and science. It evaluates the characteristics of teacher preparation candidates, the instruction and experiences the candidates receive in preparation programs, and the extent that the required instruction and experiences are consistent with converging scientific evidence.
Rising Above the Gathering Storm, Revisited (2010) provides a snapshot of the work of the government and the private sector in the past five years, analyzing how the original recommendations have or have not been acted upon, what consequences this may have on future competitiveness, and priorities going forward.
Rising Above the Gathering Storm: Energizing and Employing America for a Brighter Economic Future (2007) made four recommendations to create high-quality jobs and focus new science and technology efforts on meeting the nation’s needs. One was to increase America’s talent pool by vastly improving K–12 science and mathematics education.
NSF’s Ten Big Ideas for Future Science Investments
Since 2017, NSF has been building a foundation for the Big Ideas through pioneering research and pilot activities. In 2019, NSF will invest $30 million in each Big Idea and continue to identify and support emerging opportunities for U.S. leadership in Big Ideas that serve the Nation’s future. Read the Special Report.