The articles and videos below provide perspective about education systems in low-income communities and the status of science education in America.
Resources included in the 2020-21 STEM professional training:
- How America’s public schools keep kids in poverty
- Helping students (re)think of themselves as scientists
- Commentary: As schools plan to reopen, teaching science should be a priority
Articles included in the 2019-20 scientist training:
- The other school funding divide: States with more poor students tend to spend less, creating hard-to-fix disparities
- We Could All Use a Little Snail Mail Right Now
- The science divide: Why do Latino and black students leave STEM majors at higher rates?
- Better teachers are needed to improve science education
- Report: States Face Continued Big Lift with Science Standards
Articles included in the 2018-19 scientist training:
- How can we better prepare mentors for working with children in poverty?
- What we learn from 50 years of asking children to draw scientists
- Why Low-income Kids are Nowhere to be Found in STEM