Researchers at EDC and SRI International have found that children who used media content from PBS KIDS’ series PEG + CAT showed improvement in critical math areas involving ordinal numbers, spatial relationships, and 3-D shapes.
EDC is working with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to coordinate “Next Generation STEM Learning for All,” a daylong forum on STEM learning.
Eleven communities will receive $4 million in grants to boost their biology education thanks to the Amgen Foundation’s Amgen Biotech Experience (ABE), an innovative science education program managed by EDC.
EDC will receive $6 million over the next four years to manage the National Center of Excellence for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation. Announced by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the new center was established to advance infant and early childhood mental health consultation.
EDC has been selected by the Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Care (OCC), to receive $10 million over five years to lead the new National Center on Afterschool and Summer Enrichment (NCASE).
EDC and the Boston-based Artists for Humanity (AFH) have received a $1.2 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help connect local youth to science, technology, engineering, and math, or STEM-related careers.
In the push to create digital learning resources for schools, developers say social studies have largely been ignored. Now that vacuum is being filled by EDC’s Zoom In, a free online tool that helps students learn U.S. history while also strengthening their literacy skills.