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December 17, 2014

Making Math Word Problems More Accessible

Students would be better off if algebra teachers began their lessons with word problems, according to a recent study. But that can pose challenges for students who struggle with language.

December 08, 2014

Second Annual 'Hour of Code' Begins

This week marks the second official Hour of Code, a campaign by Seattle-based nonprofit Code.org to get more students learning some computer programming.

December 04, 2014

Study: Paths to STEM Fields Vary Widely

A recent study found that the path students take to earning a STEM degree varies widely, and that interest in STEM can be triggered across the age spectrum.

December 03, 2014

CEOs Say Employees Need STEM Training

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

November 26, 2014

Study: Nearly 45 Percent of Students in California District Repeat Algebra

More than four out of every 10 students in a California district repeated Algebra 1, according to a new study, though not all repeaters were low performers.

November 25, 2014

President Obama Announces $28 Million Investment in STEM Education

President Obama announced that, in partnership with more than 200 companies and nonprofits, the administration has raised an additional $28 million to help prepare more science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.

November 20, 2014

'Frozen' Princesses Help Launch 2nd Annual 'Hour of Code'

Code.org has tapped the popular Disney characters for a new tutorial as part of its campaign to promote computer science education.

November 19, 2014

Students Interested in STEM Fields, But Few Plan to Teach Them

New research by ACT also shows that students' readiness for STEM studies lags behind their interest.

November 19, 2014

Draft Assessment Tasks Seek Blend of Math, Science Learning

Teachers are encouraged to use the tasks, modify them to suit their needs, and offer feedback on needed revisions, according to standards organizers.

November 17, 2014

Audio Interview: Making Sense of Common-Core Math

In this short audio post, two EdWeek reporters discuss the major differences between the common core and previous state standards, as well as a few other interesting tidbits from the recent common-core math report.

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