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CTEq Celebrates Four STEMtastic Years!

September 16, 2014

Today is the fourth anniversary of Change the Equation’s launch and we’ve got a lot to celebrate.

Since 2010, CTEq member companies have been working alongside us to improve STEM literacy across the country.  Here are a few of our exciting milestones:

Tags: Commitment to Excellence, Vital Signs, STEMworks

Leaders & Laggards Report Shows Many U.S. States Not Making the Grade in STEM

September 12, 2014

As the U.S. economy becomes increasingly globalized, how well are states preparing students for long-term success compared with our neighbors near and far?

Science of the U.S. Open - Grand Slam STEM!

September 8, 2014

In case you're not following the tournament, today's Men's Singles final match of the U.S. Open will be an exciting one.  The two final competitors, Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic, are both making their finals debuts after knocking out tournament favorites Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, respectively.  We're hopeful that these two underdogs will put on a memorable show for tennis fans in their final match!

Tags: video, science

Motorola Solutions Awards $4M for STEM!

September 5, 2014

This week, CTEq member Motorola Solutions announced the awardees of its Innovation Generation grants for 2014.  The total funding to the 92 STEM-supporting organizations amounts to a whopping $4 million!

Tags: Commitment to Excellence, STEMworks

Common Core Foes Should Be Careful What They Wish For

September 3, 2014

Regardless of where you stand on the Common Core State Standards, the antics of some state lawmakers who are trying to overturn them should scare you. Do you really want politicians dictating what gets taught in American classrooms?

Tags: Common Core, STEM & the states, standards

September STEMworks Spotlight: Back to School

September 2, 2014

As students head back to school and back to higher standards in math and science, we're highlighting outstanding STEMworks programs that help teachers prepare them for success.  From lesson plans to lab materials, these STEMworks programs equip teachers with tools and resources to bring math and science alive in their classrooms. 

Check out our September Spotlight programs:

Tags: STEMworks, K-12, math, science, standards

Guest Blog: I.B.M. and S.T.E.M.

August 21, 2014

Grace Suh is Manager, Education, Corporate Citizenship & Corporate Affairs with CTEq member company IBM (on Twitter, @gracesuh).

Tags: guest blog, technology, K-12

New Poll Reveals More Bad News for CCSS

August 20, 2014

Today's annoucement of results from the annual PDK/Gallup poll on public education reveals troubling news about Common Core.  The poll, conducted by Gallup and Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK), measures the attitudes of Americans toward public schools, both in their communities and nationally.  The results show that, overall, the public is satisfied with their neighborhood schools, but are less so nationally, with 51 percent giving schools a C.  

Tags: Common Core, standards, STEM & the states

STEM & Pop Culture

August 20, 2014

You can see STEM popping up in many popular places these days, and we hope it's a trend that continues because it seems to be causing a shift in the mindset that enjoying subjects like alegbra and physics makes you "uncool."

Tags: women & girls, science, math, video

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