Americans are no good at math, but the common core will help only if teachers receive better professional development, according to a recent piece published in The New York Times.
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Doubling up on math classes for a year may help middle school students in the short-term, but the benefits of doing so depreciate over timeand are likely not be worth the price of missing out on instruction in other subjects, according to a new study.
July 22, 2014
A Johns Hopkins University professor argues that high schools should stop teaching calculus, and instead teach computer science and statistics.
July 09, 2014
On July 9, the New Jersey education department announced that the state board had adopted the common science standards, making it the 12th state to do so.
July 07, 2014
Members of the teachers' union generally said they like the common standards, but lack resources and are scared about what testing will bring.
July 01, 2014
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June 27, 2014
This week, Verizon announced the winners of its "Innovative App Challenge," a contest in which teams of middle and high school students design concepts for STEM-focused mobile apps to help people in their communities.
June 26, 2014
Music, movement, and manipulatives, while fun, may hinder 1st graders struggling in math, study suggests.
June 25, 2014
Last week, nearly 50 science and math educators from the University of Wyoming wrote a position paper directed to the board of education, which blocked adoption of the common science standards, detailing why they believe critics of the Next Generation Science Standards are wrong.
June 23, 2014
Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.