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July 30, 2015

Pluto Photos Give Teachers New Avenues for Space Lessons

New Horizon's photos are helping Pluto make its way to center stage in and out of school.

July 27, 2015

Free AP Lessons Offered Online in Calculus, Physics, Macroeconomics

A MOOC-provider teams up with the College Board to release materials aimed at students who are underrepresented in AP classes.

July 27, 2015

Gender Gaps at the Math Olympiad: Where Are the Girls?

Last week, a U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time in 21 years. But the U.S. team, like many others in the competition, was all male.

July 22, 2015

'Glee Meets Mean Girls': Can TV Contest Spur Girls into Science?

A high school-themed television show is a finalist to promote science interest among young girls.

July 19, 2015

U.S. Gets Gold in International Math Competition

The U.S. team won the International Math Olympiad for the first time since 1994.

July 10, 2015

Should 'Regrouping' Be Taught Earlier Under Common-Core Math Standards?

The Common Core State Standards teach students the algorithm for multi-digit addition and subtraction in 4th grade. But some experts say it should be taught sooner.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

July 07, 2015

Study Highlights Striking Racial and Gender Gaps in High School STEM

While male and female students are earning high school math and science credits at similar rates, boys are still significantly more likely to take engineering classes and to consider pursuing postsecondary STEM majors, according to a recent transcript study.

July 06, 2015

Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.

July 06, 2015

Are Concerns About Common-Core High School Math Standards Proving True?

Smarter Balanced test scores released by three states show that students are largely beating states' projections for student performance—except for on the high school math tests. Did experts warn us this was coming?

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