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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.

January 27, 2015

Nashville Replaces Algebra and Geometry With Integrated Math

Next year, Nashville public schools will begin the move from teaching Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II to teaching integrated math courses, which weave together concepts from each discipline.

January 23, 2015

Wyoming Takes First Step Toward Ending Ban on Common Science Standards

The Wyoming House gave preliminary approval to eliminate a budget footnote that forbids the state board of education from considering the Next Generation Science Standards for adoption.

January 07, 2015

West Virginia Adopts Common Science Standards, With Modifications on Climate Change

Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards—but not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.

January 07, 2015

Survey: Principals Differ on Definition of Computer Science

There is little agreement among high school administrators on what computer science is, how it should be taught, and what kind of requirement it should fulfill, says a recent survey.

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