There are far too few black students in science, math and technology programs, according to a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dr. Cardinal Warde spoke Tuesday to a group of students at Fort Valley State University, a historically black college in middle Georgia. Warde, an MIT engineering professor, said black students lag behind others in science, technology, engineering and math programs also known as STEM education.
Georgia’s Board of Education plans to discuss a request next month by Governor Nathan Deal to review the Common Core. Common Core is a set of standardized benchmarks of academic progress that several states voluntarily adopted. Georgia signed on in 2010 and implemented the standards beginning with the 2012-2013 school year.
Georgia celebrates science, technology, engineering and math education with the first-ever governor-declared “STEM Day” Friday. A tech-industry leader says Georgia is showing lots of potential in those areas.
Georgia Southern University has established a new institute for interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering and math education. The institute plans to create a wide variety of partnerships across academia, business, education and research centers in southeast Georgia.
Schools across Georgia will begin teaching new academic standards designed to ensure students are ready for college and careers after high school graduation. Georgia adopted the "Common Core" standards in July 2010. State officials earmarked $900,000 in grant money for training.
A national test says Georgia’s fourth graders are doing better at math than ever before. But eighth grade math score remain flat, and fourth and eighth grade reading scores improved only slightly since 2009.