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Lewis University gets $1.4M grant to train STEM teachers
Sep. 24, 2015
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. — The National Science Foundation has awarded $1.4 million to Lewis University for a program designed to help recruit and prepare future math and science teachers.
Is 'hashtagging' your social justice action for the day enough?
Sep. 18, 2015
Everyone from Obama to Zuckerberg has reached out in support of the 14-year-old Muslim boy detained after bringing a homemade clock to his school. But was it enough?
Pi Day makes math delicious
Mar. 13, 2015
Pi Day is celebrated by math geeks around the world on the 14th of March.This year is especially exciting because it’s pi to the fourth decimal point: 3.1415.
The man behind Common Core math
Dec. 29, 2014
He knew the transition would be tough, but never imagined conflicts over bad homework would fuel political battles.
Museum helps build better science teachers
Mar. 27, 2014
Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry has trained 800 teachers, and commits to training 1,000 more.
Small is big at new Wheeling nanotech lab
Oct. 25, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan helped inaugurate a special science lab in the Chicago area Thursday—and attended a separate event promoting more rigorous learning standards.
Women still face gender bias in math, science fields
Oct. 9, 2013
A closer look into why the upper echelons of math and science continue to be dominated by men, and how women are striving to close the gender gap.
Chicago school to get facelift, but landmark elements face demo
Jul. 17, 2013
A block-long wing of massive Chicago Vocational Career Academy — a familiar landmark for Chicago Skyway users — will get demolished under a plan to rehab the South Side school.
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