21|PSTEM
The 21st Century Partnership for STEM Education is an independent, non-profit, federally tax exempt organization funded through federal, state and school district contracts to advance literacy and achievement in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) by partnering with institutions of higher education, economic development entities, other non-profits and school districts.
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   21PSTEM projects
The 21st Century Center for Research and Development in Cognition and Science Instruction
MSPGP
Research
Supplement
Noyce Master
Teacher Supplement
Proficiency-based Assessment & Reassessment of Learning Outcomes Pennsylvania Inspired Leadership Program Upper Merion SD
Institutional Integration and Innovation
Projects in Final Stages of Pre-Award Negotiation Proposal Submitted
21PSTEM NEWS
21PSTEM President F. Joseph Merlino was interviewed on WHYY’s Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, Wednesday, June 8, 2011.
Merlino joined Thomas Bailey of Columbia University's Teachers College for a discussion about challenges relating to President Obama’s ambitious goal for the nation's students -- by 2020, every American should get at least a year of post-high-school education. According to WHYY’ background set-up for the discussion: Many high school graduates now enter college ill-prepared to tackle the coursework. Nationwide, about a third of first year college students require one remedial course. At two-year public colleges, the number rises to 42%. And for those students who do enroll in those "catch-up" classes, many do not complete the requirement and tend not to return to school. Last year, colleges spent about $33 million on remedial education, twice as much as they did 10 years ago.

Moss-Coane pursued several questions: Should colleges offer remedial courses? What is the role of community colleges in meeting student's needs? Why do so many high school students need help? And how can high schools work more closely with two- and four-colleges to assure graduates are prepared and that they earn a degree?

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Report Identifies 30 PA Districts with the Greatest Gains and Losses on the 11th Grade PSSA Math and Science Test from 2004 to 2010
Using data from Pennsylvania Department of Education, 30 districts were identified that had most improved and 30 districts that had most regressed on the 11th grade PSSA math and reading tests out of a total of 497 districts. Educational spending per pupil was analyzed for both groups of schools. Using data from Pennsylvania Department of Education, 30 districts were identified that had most improved and 30 districts that had most regressed on the 11th grade PSSA math and reading tests out of a total of 497 districts. Educational spending per pupil was analyzed for both groups of schools.
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