MORE THAN $177 MILLION NEW PRIVATE AND STATE DOLLARS INVESTED IN — CRADLE TO CAREER — STEM EDUCATION IN 2015 For Immediate Release (#wastemsummit) December 1, 2015 Contact: Jesse Gilliam, 206.218.7980, jesse@washingtonstem.org Craig Kanaya, 206.718.8249, craigk@strategies360.com   REDMOND, Wash. – Washington STEM and Thrive Washington announced today a more than $6 million contribution from Microsoft[…..]

It turns out preschoolers are studying science more than we may think, though they are not getting enough time to play, two separate studies out of Seattle found. The two findings may not be related, but suggest new ideas for preschool classrooms. One study showed that 4-year-olds can learn about the concept of weight –[…..]

  When we think about early education, cutting edge research and strategies often come to mind. But, we shouldn’t forget about blocks.   A new study suggests that playing with blocks in preschool helps children succeed in subjects many consider keys to our economic future — math, science, engineering and technology — later. Preschoolers who[…..]