NCLB Ten Un-Intended Years

No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the highly publicized education reform effort championed by the George Bush administration, has not been synonymous with school improvement.  The involvement of the federal government in education at the state and local levels has not translated to improved student and teacher performance, rather NCLB put into place rigid guidelines that […]

CEA Welcomes CSTEM as New Academic Partner and Affiliate Member

  For Immediate Release *** October 20, 2011 Contact: Craig Koshkin, (713) 337-8820, ckoshkin@consumerenergyalliance.org CEA Welcomes CSTEM as New Academic Partner and Affiliate Member Culminates Year-Long Collaboration in Developing & Launching First Ever Energy Day Festival HOUSTON – Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA) is pleased to welcome CSTEM as its newest affiliate member. Since 2002, CSTEM […]

Early STEM Program Still Going Strong

Originally article by Jason Koebler posted in www.usnews.com Early STEM Program Still Going Strong   With the onset of the great recession and a skyrocketing unemployment rate, improving science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) achievement has everyone’s attention. But it’s not a new problem, according to Reagan Flowers, the founder of one of the country’s first […]

Why Disparities Continue with No Child Left Behind

The “No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act” of 2001 was created to implement standardized tests to measure student success and teacher performance (accountability). Ten years later, the education system is still experiencing educational disparities due to the lack of well-prepared and qualified teachers in critical areas such as math, science and literacy. American students will continue to lack skills to compete in a global market regardless of demographic and racial backgrounds without the proper resources mentioned.

Global Committee of Scholars Recognizes CSTEM Inc. as Finalist for 2011 WISE Award

CSTEM was recognized as one of the 20 finalists for the 2011 World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Awards. CSTEM was chosen by a committee of leading education experts for its success in identifying, promoting and implementing best practices that strengthen education strategies.  (http://www.wise-qatar.org/)   If chosen as one of the six winners, CSTEM will be […]

Program gives students career options

Program gives students career options by Elahe Izadi Seventh-grader Elvis Jimenez of Riverdale said he never really thought much about sea turtles, but since January, he has voluntarily been spending time during and after school shooting and producing video segments about saving the aquatic reptiles. “I care about it now, because we have a chance […]