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Spring Issue of The Bridge on STEM Education: Progress and Prospects
March 15, 2013 Volume 43 Issue 1
Articles In This Issue
  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    AuthorHeidi A. Schweingruber, Helen Quinn, Thomas E. Keller, and Greg Pearson

    It is an exciting time for K–12 science and engineering education in the United States; a new vision for teaching science and engineering promises to transform the experiences of students in all grades across the country. This vision, articulated in a new report from the National Research ...

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    AuthorLiliana M. Garces and Lorelle L. Espinosa

    Greater diversity in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields not only sets the stage for a robust 21st century workforce but also contributes to educational and research environments that reflect and draw on diverse perspectives for stronger science (NAS/NAE/IOM 2011). ...

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    AuthorLindsey E. Malcom-Piqueux and Shirley M. Malcom

    Significant investments have been made over the past several decades to enhance the nation’s science and engineering workforce by broadening participation in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and related fields. Thanks to these efforts, the numbers of women and African ...

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    AuthorAlexandra Killewald and Yu Xie

    In 2009, students in Shanghai topped their peers around the world in math, science, and reading scores on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a test administered to 15-year-olds in 65 countries, while American schoolchildren placed near the middle of the group (OECD 2010). The ...

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    AuthorWilliam H. Schmidt, Nathan A. Burroughs, and Lee S. Cogan

    America has grown accustomed to being a leader in technological innovation, thanks in large part to its human capital (see, e.g., Goldin and Katz 2008). Historically, American workers have been among the best educated and most skilled in the world, and the scientists and engineers employed by US ...

  • Friday, March 15, 2013
    AuthorMichael J. Feuer

    Editor's Note

    Historians of American education will note the significance of the timing of this issue of The Bridge—almost exactly 30 years after the publication of what is considered among the most influential education policy documents of the 20th century. The rhetoric of A Nation at Risk: ...