Written by: Reagan Flowers, Ph.D. I recently attended a conference, and a loaded question raised from a member of the audience was, “When it comes to student attainment, which factor has the potential to hold a student back more? Is it ethnicity or socio-economic background? Their questions inspired me to challenge the audience to think […]
Written by: Reagan Flowers, Ph.D. As a STEM community, we know that our economically disadvantaged students, minorities, females, and disabled students continue to face barriers. However, as we continue our mission to ensure success in STEM for every student, there is another quickly growing group of students we need to consider: multilingual students. These learners […]
Written by: Reagan Flowers, PhD “Standardized tests are ineffective tools in measuring a student’s talent and capacity to work smart alongside machines.” Some people believe that “the fuel you need for AI is just pure data”, but that is only one component. You can have all the data in the world, but to make that […]
The Brookings STEM Report offers an analysis of the occupational requirements for STEM knowledge. How does “The Hidden STEM Economy” impact you?
People are realizing that the “reform movement” dedicated to improving America’s public schools usually begins on the right track, but often gets derailed as evidenced by student outputs. As a result of these outputs, teachers are often left shouldering the blame for underperforming students. Reformists should realize that teachers and teachers’ unions ought not be […]
The Ethnic-minority Difference Large urban school districts across the nation report that they are making progress educating minority students; however, behind the numbers is a stark contrast between the higher performing Hispanic students, and Black students who continue to be left behind. The reality is the achievement gap is closing at a faster pace for […]