Not all students have a high-quality STEM education, which can limit their post-secondary learning and career options. EDC works to improve the quality, effectiveness, and equity of STEM learning and teaching, giving all students a solid foundation in computer science and creating pathways to STEM careers for students from underrepresented groups, students from low-income families, and English learners.
We develop STEM curricula, digital games, and apps that engage, excite, and challenge students, aiming to foster and use technology for robust STEM experiences. And through national resource centers and collaborative research, we guide STEM research and program design.
What Does Extra Math Add Up to in the Middle Grades?
Mathematics intervention classes are becoming increasingly popular in the middle grades. A new study shows just how prevalent they are.
4 Ways to Explore Science with Your Child
Doing science can be as easy as taking a look around. Here are some quick investigations to try.
To Boost Science Learning, Start Early
New research finds that parents say more supports would help them do more science activities with their young children.
The Future of Work: 3 Ways to Prepare Now
We are racing toward an era where computers and humans collaborate to solve problems. Are we ready?
Putting Science Fairs to the Test
They are time-honored traditions, but are they effective? We put them under the microscope to find out.
The Mathematics of Inequality
Combining social justice and racial equity adds to up to improved achievement in mathematics.
This resource library on the CADRE website highlights opportunities, resources, and projects that aim to increase involvement for underserved and underrepresented populations at all levels of STEM
This collection of six essays shares insights and strategies from EDC’s work to close opportunity gaps in mathematics education and support teachers in improving instruction.
This brief presents findings from a 2014 CADRE study of early career STEM education researchers and veteran principal investigators and their experiences with early career mentoring, either of them
This toolkit links parents to a wide array of resources—including “fast facts,” fun family activities, and scholarship info—to prepare children and youth to thrive in our wired world and its workplaces.
EDC is collaborating with the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, at the University of California, San Diego, to create this interactive, Web-based learning resource.
This resource library contains reports, evaluations, and toolkits produced by Community for Advancing Discovery Research in Education (CADRE) partners and principal investigators with DR K–12 grant
Transition to Algebra is a full-year curriculum designed by EDC to run concurrently with first-year algebra to raise the competence and confidence of students who may benefit from supports
This report presents detailed descriptions of five guidelines for schools and districts to consider as they draw upon interactive mobile technologies to promote students’ mathematical thinking.
Developed by EDC with support from the National Science Foundation and published by LAB-AIDS, EDC Earth Science is a full year, activity-driven high school earth science course that is ful
Published by Corwin, this book describes a process that teachers can use to engage students as partners in the formative assessment process—involving students in assessing their own learning and bu