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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.

February 08, 2018

Texas Dropped Algebra 2 as a Requirement. Its Schools Didn't

The first cohort of 9th graders to enter under the new policy didn't have lower rates of Algebra 2 completion.

January 18, 2018

A Look at Science and Engineering Indicators in the U.S.

The National Science Foundation's biennial statistical collection helps put U.S. math and science education efforts into context.

December 22, 2017

Can a High School Math Class Help Students Avoid Remediation in College?

Kansas high schools are piloting a yearlong math course that aims to save students time and money once they enter college.

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