The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has released a statement cautioning states and districts that allowing computer science courses to substitute for a high school math course could "undermine students' mathematics preparation."
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March 11, 2016
March 08, 2016
Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo announced a new effort to bring computer science classes to every public school in the state by the end of 2017.
February 29, 2016
It's been almost a year since West Virginia adopted the Next Generation Science Standards, though with a few changes to the wording on climate change. But now the science standards are being challenged once again.
February 23, 2016
By now you may have heard that there's a set of common science standards that some states are adopting called the Next Generation Science Standards. But if that's about where your knowledge ends, you're not alone.
February 17, 2016
Hawaii is the 18th state to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards, which are also in place in the District of Columbia.
February 09, 2016
A lead writer of the Common Core State Standards for English/language arts said she has at least one regret about how the standards turned out: that they don't require students to read a large number of texts independently.
February 02, 2016
The stars may very well be aligning for proponents of K-12 computer science education
January 20, 2016
Very few K-12 science teachers have the experience needed to teach the science and engineering practices described in the Next Generation Science Standards, according to a new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
January 08, 2016
For the fifth consecutive year, a state senator in Indiana is proposing that schools be required to teach cursive.
December 03, 2015
The Every Student Succeeds Act, which could soon replace the 14-year-old No Child Left Behind law, gives states and districts more opportunities to use federal funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education, advocates say, and is ultimately a huge boon for the subjects.