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.

Learn about EDC’s work with Family STEM Communities.

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Resources

Here are a few of our resources on STEM. To see more, visit our Resources section.

Reports

This paper presents EDC’s findings from the case studies of three National Science Foundation-funded STEM projects involving successful youth co-design team activities.

Reports

The Committee on Successful Out-of-School STEM Learning, appointed by the National Research Council’s Board on Education, was charged with identifying effective out-of-school STEM settings and prog

Curricula

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Curricula

EDC’s CME Project is a National Science Foundation–funded high school mathematics curriculum.

Reports

This report explores Massachusetts’ progress toward achieving equity in computer science (CS) education.

Reports

This annotated bibliography features a “starter set” of key research reports, practice briefs, policy papers, and tools to inform efforts to strengthen elementary science in schools and communities.

Reports

This executive summary presents an overview of results from EDC’s evaluation study of Cha-Ching Money Adventures.

Studies

Featuring insights from leading researchers, this brief describes National Science Foundation Discovery Research K-12 projects that identify strategies to accomplish the following:

Curricula

The Exploring Trees & Ponds Fall, Winter, and Spring Activities feature engaging investigations that bring middle school youth outdoors each season to explore the natural world using observation, digital photography, drawing, activity challenges, and scientific experiments.

Reports

This fact sheet describes the importance of equity in STEM education.