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January 08, 2019

STEM Instruction: How Much There Is and Who Gets It

Despite a push for greater STEM instruction, students and teachers continue to experience inequitable access to STEM-related classes and resources, according to a new survey of 1,200 schools and 7,600 teachers.

November 19, 2018

What Works for Teacher Math Coaching? A First Attempt to Find Out

There's a dearth of research on teacher-coaching models in math. So two researchers developed one, and tested it.

August 14, 2018

Choose an Aligned Math Curriculum, Get Better Common-Core Teaching?

An aligned textbook appears to help teachers engage students in certain math practices, a report concludes.

June 13, 2018

Students Like Math and Science More, and Reading Less, Than They Used To

Students like math and science more than they did nearly a decade ago, but they like reading less, especially in elementary school.

May 31, 2018

PARCC Sets the Tougher Bar Among Shared Tests, Study Shows

The PARCC test is harder than some of its competitors, but nearly all states have raised the bar on tests in recent years.

April 25, 2018

High Schoolers Should Take 4 Years of Leaner, More Relevant Math, Teachers' Group Says

The document aims to bring clarity to high school math expectations, and calls for an end to the common student-tracking patterns that plague math.

April 24, 2018

Students of Color Face Persistent Disparities in Access to Advanced STEM Courses

The U.S. Department of Education shows that in general, black and Latino students took fewer such classes than their white peers. And although they had similar access to schools offering Algebra 1 in 8th grade, a smaller proportion of them were enrolled in the class.

April 18, 2018

Gates Foundation Eyes Middle Years Math Instruction

It's part of the foundation's $425 million research and development push, announced last fall.

April 04, 2018

Middle School Math Assignments: Common-Core Aligned, But Not Rigorous

The good news, says an Education Trust review of a sample of more than 1,800 math assignments, is that most do target at least one or more of the Common Core State Standards. The bad news? They continue to focus on procedural knowledge, rather than more conceptual mathematical thinking.

February 14, 2018

Eight Years Late, Detroit Discovers Its Curriculum Is Misaligned

An audit reveals the district is years behind in matching textbooks to its state reading and math standards.

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