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February 27, 2015

Did the Common-Core Math Writers Accidentally Drop a Standard?

A member of the common-core feedback group said that somewhere within the many drafts of the document the writers lost a geometry standard.

February 26, 2015

Arkansas Will Require High Schools to Offer Computer Science

Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed a bill yesterday mandating that all public high schools in Arkansas offer computer science classes.

February 24, 2015

Georgia to Abandon Mandate on Teaching Integrated Math

Starting next school year, Georgia high schools will have the option to ditch "integrated math" and go back to the traditional Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II sequence that teachers there have said they prefer.

February 20, 2015

Obama to Give All 4th Graders Free Admission to National Parks

The President announced yesterday that, starting in September, all 4th grade students and their families will have free access to national parks and other public lands and waters for a year.

February 20, 2015

Raspberry Pi, Used to Teach Students Coding, Hits 5 Million Sales

This week, the group that created the credit-card-sized computers announced that it had sold more than 5 million units.

February 12, 2015

Girls Earning More STEM Credits Than Boys in Key Courses

The gender gap in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics may be starting to turn, according to new 2009 data from the National Center for Education Statistics.

February 10, 2015

'Fraction Phobia': The Root of Math Anxiety?

Hung-Hsi Wu, a professor emeritus of mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley, explains why instruction on fractions, which he calls "the backbone of school mathematics," needed to change.

February 09, 2015

Science Teachers Asked to Help Field-Test Energy Assessment Items

A group that partnered in the development of the Next Generation Science Standards is now asking science teachers to help field-test multiple-choice items for an assessment on energy.

February 04, 2015

'Making Ten': It's Not New Math

The methods for doing addition and subtraction suggested by the common core may seem tedious at first, but proponents say they'll eventually lead to quicker mental math.

January 28, 2015

Remembering the Space Shuttle Challenger 29 Years Later

Twenty-nine years ago today, seven astronauts—including Christa McAuliffe, who was to be the first teacher in space—lost their lives when the space shuttle Challenger exploded a minute after take-off.

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