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Next Gen & Common Core Agree: Real-World Data Belongs in the Classroom

The Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards emphasize students’ ability to collect, analyze and interpret data. In both… Read more »

Summer Reading List 2019: 11 Must-Read Books in an Ever-Changing World

This summer take a break from required reading and sit down with 11 of Population Education’s must-reads! From fungal plagues… Read more »

How to Use Art to Explore and Analyze Data: The Next Phase of STEM

In school districts across the country, STEM curriculum is being expanded into STEAM, with “art and design” added in as… Read more »

Data’s Dynamic Role in Student-Driven Service Learning

A group of Washington D.C. high school students are impacting their community by using real-world data to address a chronic… Read more »

Announcing! The “World of 7 Billion” Student Video Contest Winners

It’s the day we’ve been waiting for all school year – the winners of the World of 7 Billion student… Read more »

The 3 Best Sources for Reliable Data Online and How to Use Them

There are currently 1.5 billion sites on the Internet. The sheer volume of content on the web is a glowing… Read more »

How are population pressures felt at the local level?

Even small fluctuations in population size can immensely impact local communities. And while population is still growing worldwide, rates of… Read more »

Best Data-Centric Lesson Plans for Earth Day 2019

Earth Day is next week, April 22nd. PopEd wants to help you make the most out of this teachable moment… Read more »

Focus on Real-world Data – This Month’s PopEd Theme

Population Education has a wealth of materials that use real-world data and teach critical analysis skills while also promoting meaningful… Read more »

How are students advocating for action on climate change?

Today’s youths are more worried about climate change than older generations, and more likely to believe that people with power… Read more »