Tag: STEM

The Science of Early Reading and More Time for Social Studies Instruction: Could These Be Keys to Helping Improve America’s Poor Reading Outcomes?

The Science of Early Reading and More Time for Social Studies Instruction: Could These Be Keys to Helping Improve America’s Poor Reading Outcomes?

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Earlier this year, results from the 2019 administration of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP, also referred to as “The Nation’s Scorecard”) were released and revealed the following discouraging news: average reading scores of fourth-, eighth- and twelfth-graders in the U.S. declined from prior NAEP assessments in all three grade levels and remain troublingly lo…
Education
Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation

Indianapolis eLearning Fund Announces Statewide Virtual Hub in Partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Optimistically, many of us believed in late March that a two-week shutdown of business and schools due to the COVID-19 virus would cause some disruption to our daily lives but would be a wise investment in stemming the impact of the first international pandemic in modern history. Four months later, the economy is slowly reopening, but with no foreseeable return to normalcy. The impact of COVID-19 has been…
Education, General, Health
Too Many of Indiana’s K-12 Students Lack Proficiency in Math and Are Unprepared to Participate in our STEM Economy. A New Pilot Program Aims to Help Solve This.

Too Many of Indiana’s K-12 Students Lack Proficiency in Math and Are Unprepared to Participate in our STEM Economy. A New Pilot Program Aims to Help Solve This.

Claire Fiddian-Green is the President & CEO of the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation. Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields are crucial to Indiana’s present and future economy, and mastery of math is a building block for STEM success. Unfortunately, persistently low rates of math proficiency among Indiana’s K-12 students threaten Indiana’s ongoing economic vitality. We must find effective ways to address this alarming skills gap, especially for students of col…
Education
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