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November 12, 2014

'Interstellar' Lesson Plans Aim to Bring Science Fiction Into Classrooms

Following the release of new movie "Interstellar," Paramount Pictures has teamed up with Google Play for Education to create a set of free math, science, and arts and literature lesson plans based on the film.

October 17, 2014

A Seriously Experienced Educator: Brooklyn Math Teacher Turns 100

After decades as a math teacher, a Brooklyn math bee coach celebrates her 100th birthday.

March 14, 2014

Teachers Partake in Pi Day

Teachers and students around the country celebrate Pi Day on March 14 by eating pie, writing pi-kus, and learning about the irrational number.

March 13, 2014

Should Schools Treat Coding as a 'Basic Literacy'?

With many schools offering relatively little in the way of computer science course, a growing number of young students are turning to private coding programs.

December 10, 2013

'Hour of Code' Aims to Get Students Programming

A new campaign for Computer Science Education Week is attempting to get 10 million K-12 students to spend an hour learning how to code.

October 31, 2013

PBS Launches New Video Series to Make Math 'Cool'

PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.

April 30, 2013

Want to Be a Better Teacher? Fail a Class

Ben Orlin, a high school math teacher in Oakland, Calif., has advice for fellow math teachers trying to reach their struggling students: Experience math failure for yourselves.

April 24, 2013

Math Teacher's Lacrosse Points Seriously Add Up

Obscure but interesting factoid alert: Did you know that the highest scoring player in the history of professional indoor lacrosse is high school math teacher?

April 18, 2013

Researcher: Math and Science Teachers Should Get Higher Pay

New research from the Brookings Institution provides empirical backing for the widely held notion that that math and science teachers can generally find higher paying jobs outside of education.

April 08, 2013

Taking Math Anxiety Out of Science

In a fascinating Wall Street Journal article—a must-read for science teachers—legendary Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson seeks to dispel the notion that students need to be advanced in mathematics to pursue scientific interests. "Many of the most successful scientists in the world today," he ...

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