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December 17, 2014

Making Math Word Problems More Accessible

Students would be better off if algebra teachers began their lessons with word problems, according to a recent study. But that can pose challenges for students who struggle with language.

December 16, 2014

Students Gained in Math, Not Reading in RAND Summer-Learning Study

Students attending a full-day, free, summer program run by their district showed significant gains in mathematics but not in reading, according to the first report from the first longitudinal study of five large, urban school districts.

December 16, 2014

No Improvement in Math and Reading Performance Since 2009

The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (released in May 2014) had some shocking news: since 2009, there has been no improvement in math and reading performance among our nation's high school seniors.

December 08, 2014

New Study Shows Benefits of Visual, Game-Based Math

A WestEd study showed significant achievement gains from the use of visual, game-based ST Math in 129 California elementary schools. The blended-learning math program, developed by a southern California nonprofit, has more than 10 years of demonstrated results at scale.

December 04, 2014

Study: Struggling Math Students Gain Using Personalized, Blended Program

Students using the blended learning math program Teach to One: Math, which adapts to students' instructional needs daily, increased their math skills significantly over national norms.

December 04, 2014

Study: Paths to STEM Fields Vary Widely

A recent study found that the path students take to earning a STEM degree varies widely, and that interest in STEM can be triggered across the age spectrum.

December 03, 2014

Survey: CEOs Concerned About Skill Shortages

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

December 03, 2014

CEOs Say Employees Need STEM Training

About 60 percent of job openings require basic science, technology, engineering, and math literacy, and 42 percent require advanced STEM skills, according to a new survey of 126 chief executive officers.

November 26, 2014

Study: Nearly 45 Percent of Students in California District Repeat Algebra

More than four out of every 10 students in a California district repeated Algebra 1, according to a new study, though not all repeaters were low performers.

November 25, 2014

President Obama Announces $28 Million Investment in STEM Education

President Obama announced that, in partnership with more than 200 companies and nonprofits, the administration has raised an additional $28 million to help prepare more science, technology, engineering, and math teachers.

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