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August 10, 2016

Social Media Use Linked to Low Math, Reading, Science Performance

Fifteen-year-olds who play online video games score above average in math, reading, and science, while those who engage in social networking tend to score below average, according to an analysis of international assessment data.

August 09, 2016

Looking Back: Backlash to Changing Math Instruction Not Unique to Common Core

A complaint about New Math from 1972 calls to mind many of the critiques heard over the last few years about the common core.

August 03, 2016

What's Keeping Women Out of Science, Math Careers? Calculus and Confidence

It's well-known there's a gender gap within science, technology, engineering, and math majors and careers, and a new study traces the moment many women give up on STEM to a single college class: calculus.

July 29, 2016

Math Teaching: What We've Learned From Research Over a Decade

A new paper lists 28 ways federally funded research has changed what we know about how to teach whole numbers, fractions, algebra, and other math topics.

July 26, 2016

U.S. Teachers Score Below Average on Numeracy Skills

Researchers find that U.S. teachers perform about as well as other American college graduates in literacy skills, but lag both fellow college-educated Americans and their international peers in math skills.

July 18, 2016

U.S. Wins International Math Olympiad for Second Year in a Row

After a 21 year drought, the United States has now won the prestigious international high school math competition for two years running.

July 12, 2016

Study: Give Weak Teachers Good Lesson Plans, Not Professional Development

A study found that giving middle school math teachers access to inquiry-based lesson plans and online support significantly improved student achievement--and benefited weaker teachers the most.

June 28, 2016

Major Publishers Get Poor Reviews for High School Common-Core Math Books

The curriculum review website EdReports.org released its first round of results for high school math textbooks—and three of the major publishers performed quite poorly.

June 23, 2016

Common-Core Survey: Math Teachers Say Parents Are Struggling to Reinforce Skills

Elementary and middle school math teachers have mixed feelings on the Common Core State Standards, saying both that they set unrealistic expectations and will have long-term benefits, according to the results of a survey.

June 10, 2016

Louisiana's Common-Core Replacement: What's Really New Here?

Louisiana legislators approved a new set of academic standards to replace the Common Core State Standards—but how much do the new standards really differ?

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