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April 28, 2011

Obama Recognizes Outstanding K-6 STEM Teachers

The White House just announced the names of 85 kindergarten through 6th grade teachers who will receive the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is awarded each year to outstanding science and mathematics teachers throughout the nation. The award alternat...

April 18, 2011

Can Online Videos Humanize Instruction?

In an interesting Wall Street Journal article, Salman Khan describes the development of the Khan Academy, a free online library of K-12 math and science video lessons and practice exercises. Begun as a way for Khan to help tutor his younger cousins from afar, the service now houses more than 2,200 v...

April 05, 2011

Algebra II for Everyone?

New research shows that Algebra II, above any other high school class, is the "leading predictor of college and work success"—and many states are consequently beginning to make it a requirement for graduation, reports The Washington Post. One study, by Anthony Carnevale and Alice Desrochers a...

January 24, 2011

Creating an LGBT-Friendly Curriculum

Students in England will begin to see gay issues popping up in their classes, as the government pushes to raise awareness about the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transsexual community, according to the Daily Mail. Beginning in February, which is LGBT History Month in the U.K., the organization Schoo...

January 12, 2011

Algebra, Reality TV-Style

A new public television multimedia project for teens combines algebra instruction with hip hop, fashion, video games, and reality television.

January 07, 2011

Debating 'Everyday Math'

On Doug Noon's Borderlands blog, high school teacher Karl Fisch defends the use of conceptually-oriented math programs like Everyday Math in elementary schools.

November 17, 2010

Why Do We Do So Poorly in Math?

New data shows that U.S. students' performance in math may be even worse than is commonly thought.

November 08, 2010

A National Math Teaching Emergency?

Jim Simons, a mathematician and the founder of Math for America, says that math instruction in the United States is in crisis and argues for the creation of a National/Math Science Master Teacher Corps.

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