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US students continue to lag peers on international math and science exam

600,000 student across the globe were administered the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIIMSS). The average math score of US fourth-graders put them behind students in 10 systems: Singapore, Hong Kong, South Korea, Taiwan, Japan, Russia, Northern Ireland and Ireland, Norway, and the Flemish portion of Belgium. We Teach Science’s mission is to inspire students to … Continue reading US students continue to lag peers on international math and science exam

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Thanksgiving Week with Kids

Thanksgiving Week with Kids Our family was chatting at breakfast this morning about the Thanksgiving week ahead. My son was staring our wall clock and asked an unrelated question: “Aragon, how many times a day do the small and large hands on the clock have a 45 Degree angle between them?” I love these moments with … Continue reading Thanksgiving Week with Kids

Mentoring Goes Virtual, Dreams Become Reality

It’s no doubt that in our digitally saturated generation, many relationships are built, and maintained, online. More than 92% of teens (ages 13-17) report going online every day to communicate with their friends and family, and 56% of them go online several times a day. It’s online where they are accustomed to building relationships and receiving information. … Continue reading Mentoring Goes Virtual, Dreams Become Reality

WTS Jobs: Director of Operations

We are looking for an experienced Director of Operations. This role will serve as our Operations Lead, developing and implementing organizational strategies, policies and practices, and overseeing the build-out of company systems to support growth and increased operational excellence. Our Remote Tutoring and Mentoring (RTM) program connects middle and high school students with Science, Technology, … Continue reading WTS Jobs: Director of Operations

Cultivating Student and Adult Relations – You got a friend in me!

“The secret to cultivating strong youth and adult relationships is recognizing that youth are not just problems to be fixed but instead solutions to be cultivated.” Mae Thompson We Teach Science believes that it is important to approach youth development from a strength-based view point. When approaching work with youth, we encourage our mentors to focus their … Continue reading Cultivating Student and Adult Relations – You got a friend in me!

#SVGives is May 3rd – WTS closes out the 2015-16 school year with Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Silicon Valley Gives raises money for local nonprofits through a single online donation platform, providing a simple way to connect donors to local charitable causes they care about most and encourage them to take action. Hosted by Silicon Valley Community Foundation, its mission to strengthen the common good locally. This 24-hour online fundraising effort will offer thousands of nonprofits … Continue reading #SVGives is May 3rd – WTS closes out the 2015-16 school year with Silicon Valley Community Foundation