What works in science? Teaching from the textbook, hands-on experiments, and requiring extended written answers boosts student learning in science, a study suggests.
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June 19, 2009
June 18, 2009
A new Web site that performs very complex math calculations at breakneck speed is causing controversy among some math experts, who wonder if it will discourage students from being forced to work out problems the old-fashioned way. As this nice story in the Chronicle of Higher Education rightly note...
June 17, 2009
Like the gold miners of yesteryear, the nation's publishers appear to be setting out for California, hoping to stake their claims in a new online textbook market. Well, maybe the interest was not quite that intense. But Since Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger announced plans to give districts access to fr...
June 16, 2009
States have a message for career-changers thinking of math and science teaching careers: We want you! A number of states have launched or are planning initiatives aimed at loosening state certification requirements and drawing people who haven’t gone through the traditional teacher-college route ...
June 16, 2009
The American Institutes for Research have released a study that allows for the comparison of U.S. states and cities with foreign nations, using a standard, and very familiar measure: letter grades. We've published a story about the study, authored by Gary Phillips, on our web site and in this week's...
June 15, 2009
A couple items worth catching up on today: The medical-technology corporation Medtronic Inc., will provide a $1.4 million grant to support Teach For America’s efforts to find, keep, and train math and science teachers. The award follows an earlier amount of money given by Medtronic in 2007. The l...
June 12, 2009
How does the U.S. fare in producing top-tier science students? Depends on how you look at it.
June 10, 2009
A new report calls for a "mobilization" of the public and private sector to improve math and science education. Are its goals realistic?
June 09, 2009
Academic scholars, as well as educators, have debated the link between students' enthusiasm for academic work and its connection to learning. If an activity can be made fun, will that help a child pick up new knowledge? David Geary, a professor of psychological sciences at the University of Missour...
June 08, 2009
California's governor makes the case for taking his state's math and science textbooks digital.