STEM Education Coalition
The STEM Education Coalition has compiled a list of online resources that teachers can use to improve remote learning during this COVID-19 pandemic. There is something for everyone - covering elementary, middle school, high school and college education, as well as parent tips for students learning at home, tools for teachers and supporting the educator preparation community during this unusual time. http://www.stemedcoalition.org/2020/03/20/elementor-5437/

Young Men and Boys of Color Can Now Receive Free Remote STEM Content and Literacy Support
The Sims-Fayola Foundation recently announced that they are partnering with FYR is LIT (Fueling Youth Reading is Leaders in Training) to provide online tutoring services for young men anywhere in the country whose literacy development has been impacted by school closures or e-learning due to COVID-19. The Sims-Fayola Foundation is a Denver-based nonprofit with a mission to improve the life outcomes of young men and boys of color and to increase the capacity of those who work with them. Through this online offering, young men will be encouraged to continue their learning and be introduced to STEM. If you are interested in literacy tutoring for a young man you know, click on the following link to learn more and to submit an email request to the Sims-Fayola Foundation. https://www.blackenterprise.com/young-men-and-boys-of-color-can-now-receive-free-remote-stem-content-and-literacy-support/

Math Looks The Same In The Brains Of Boys And Girls, Study Fin ds
A recent study out of Carnegie Mellon University showed evidence that girls start out with the same math abilities as boys. This finding challenges the idea that more boys than girls end up in STEM fields because they are inherently better at the sort of thinking those fields require. So why are fields like mathematics and computer science so dominated by men? Some suspect the answer involves the societal messages girls and young women get, and the difficulty of entering a field that includes very few women. But there may be a different explanation. This study, along with other research, makes a compelling case that factors other than biological differences explain why girls are less likely to pursue degrees and jobs in math and science.
November. 8, 2019.