Holy Ghost Catholic School Leads in STEM Excellence with Evidence-Based Practices That Enhance Instruction Across All Content Areas

DEC 2019 – Holy Ghost Catholic School is a small school in southeast Albuquerque that draws students from all over the city, surrounding counties, and nearby Native American reservations. In 2009, it became the first Catholic school in New Mexico to be recognized as a US Department of Education Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

In 2019, Holy Ghost made history again when it became the first school in New Mexico—and one of the first Catholic schools in the nation—to earn the National Certificate for STEM Excellence (NCSE) from the National Institute for STEM Education (NISE)...

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STEM-Certified Schools Increase Student Engagement and Achievement Across Content Area - Carroll County Schools (CCS)

OCT 2019 – CCS’s mission is to develop globally competitive college and career graduates. Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) integration is a key part of this mission.

Located 50 miles west of Atlanta, CCS is a rural district that enrolls 15,720 students. More than 60 percent of students are economically disadvantaged, yet the district consistently ranks in the top 20 percent of school systems in Georgia. CCS leaders attribute much of this success to an emphasis on literacy, math, and STEM education...

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Lewisville Independent School District Takes an Innovative, Collaborative, and Systemic Approach to Implementing STEM

SEPT 2019 – Studies have identified the elementary years as the period when students form their interests in STEM identities and careers (source: Successful STEM Education, an initiative of the National Science Foundation). Furthermore, the elementary years are a time when fundamental habits of mind form. Attributes of a STEM mindset—such as productive failure and critical thinking skills—influence the lens through which students continue to view learning and the world...

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