STEM Smart Brief Series

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EDC is the National Science Foundation's partner in disseminating the findings of the National Research Council's Successful K-12 STEM Education and Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education reports. Developed by EDC, this set of eight briefs outlines research related to the challenges and recommendations for K–12 STEM education presented in the two reports. Topics include: connecting informal and formal STEM education; engineering (emphasizing the “E” in STEM education); improving STEM curriculum and instruction; nurturing STEM skills in young learners (prekindergarten to grade 3); preparing and supporting STEM educators; preparing students for college and careers in STEM; increasing STEM achievement for all students; specialized STEM secondary schools.


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8 briefs, 5 pp. per brief
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