NSF Fellow Pairs Art, Astronomy to Hook Girls on Science

Education Week – Sarah D. Sparks “Aomawa Shields spends her life searching for overlooked potential—both in habitable planets throughout the universe and in young girls interested in studying them. Shields’ nonprofit, Rising Stargirls, works to get...

California’s school suspensions show racial disparity

USA Today – Michael Bott and Ty Chandler “Teenager Dwayne Powe Jr. got a suspension in eighth grade. He didn’t get into a fight. He wasn’t caught with drugs. He committed no crime. “I actually was asking for a pencil,” Powe said....

UC RIVERSIDE: Program aims to close racial gap in science education

The Press Enterprise – Sandra Stokley “On a recent sun-drenched Saturday morning – when most teenagers were playing sports, hanging with friends at the mall or sleeping in – a group of Inland middle school students sat in a UC Riverside classroom pondering...

Closing the Math Gap for Boys

The New York Times – DAVID L. KIRP “ON a recent afternoon, the banter of boisterous adolescents at Edwin G. Foreman High School, in a poor, racially and ethnically mixed Chicago neighborhood, echoed off the corridor walls. But Room 214 was as silent as a...