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April 9, 2019
Feeling ‘cheated’ by her own schooling, this award-winning N.J. math teacher tried to become the teacher she never had
After Carolyn Garcia realized she had been "ill-prepared" for college, she decided to become "an educator of the kind I never had."
February 27, 2019
NJIT wants to enroll more Newark students. It’s joining forces with the school district to make it happen.
In order to enroll more Newark residents, NJIT will help local high school students with math and give out full scholarships.
September 28, 2018
Aurora charter’s secret to top scores: ‘We try to make being nerdy cool’
Vega Collegiate Academy had the state's highest math growth scores this year.
Updated August 29, 2018
Chicago students show slight gains in math on national exam, while reading plateaus
Chicago students showed small gains in math but saw scores flatline in reading, according to new test scores released Wednesday.
state test results
August 16, 2018
With accelerated growth in literacy and math, Denver students close in on state averages
Still, fewer than half of Denver students in grades three through eight met state expectations in literacy, and only about a third met them in math.
How I Teach
May 2, 2018
‘Mathonopoly’ and basketball: How this Memphis teacher uses games to teach math
“Our students pay attention when they are having fun. Do many of my kids associate ‘fun’ with math? No, but my goal is to help them see how math is a part of everyday games that they love.”
Updated August 22, 2017
New York City’s math and English test scores increased slightly. Here’s the breakdown.
Unlike last year, state officials said this year's scores show real growth in student learning.
Doing the math
October 19, 2016
Trying to sort out Tennessee’s new math standards? These educators are doing it for you.
The new Mid-Cumberland Math Consortium uses the collective brain power of Middle Tennessee educators to work through common challenges to math instruction.
June 23, 2016
How three veteran New York City educators are trying to change the way math teachers are trained
“We learned a lot from watching each other teach,” said math lab co-founder Peter Cipparone. “That seems like a very simple practice, but it’s amazing how rare that is.”
May 18, 2016
How one Tennessee school district is getting students excited about math
Number Talks, a short daily conversion about numbers and how they relate, has teachers and students interacting daily about math concepts in Cheatham County Schools.
Algebra for All
February 16, 2016
75 schools will overhaul math teaching, a move Fariña says will reduce inequity
Seventy-five New York City schools are planning to shift the way they teach fifth-grade math next year.
November 30, 2015
For seventh-graders with a ‘spark’ in math, the road to STEM careers starts at camp
A growing nonprofit shepherds promising students from low-income New York City middle schools into careers in science, mathematics, engineering and computer science.
August 11, 2015
Six charts showing test scores in schools that Tennessee wants to turn around
A chart-by-chart analysis of efforts to improve failing schools in Memphis and Shelby County, based on the latest TCAP scores
July 6, 2015
Two Tennessee teachers receive Presidential Award
A Memphis science teacher and a Montgomery County math teacher receive the 2015 Presidential Award for excellence in their craft.
February 12, 2015
Test yourself: Practice high school end-of-course-exams now available
Indiana’s high school end-of-course exams — which students must pass in English and Algebra to graduate — have mostly been untouched by the…
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