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Can STEM Really Succeed?

In 2006, the U.S. National Academies expressed  concern about the declining state of education in the United States in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). It recommended improving K–12 science and mathematics education, providing additional training for teachers in these areas, and increasing the number of students entering college for STEM-related degrees. […]


  Interview: Claudio Iván Remeseira

Editor-in-chief of “Hispanic New York” (, a blog and social media platform on Latino and Latin American news and culture.


Explore the banned curriculum

In this week’s Need to Know, we report on the long-running dispute over a Mexican-American studies program that has tensions high in Tucson, Arizona. But what’s behind the uproar? What does the contested curriculum actually look like? Here we explore two of the banned books in Tucson — and ask you to form your own opinions […]

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