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STEM Sell: Are math, science really more important than other subjects?

Does one subject merit special attention, deserve more dollars, constitute the core of what we expect our schools to offer? Alfie Kohn writes about the latest obsession with STEM subjects.

By Valerie Strauss  | February 17, 2011; 8:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (49)
Categories:  Alfie Kohn, Guest Bloggers, Math, Science  | Tags:  STEM, STEM education, alfie kohn, dow jones, obama and STEM, obama school reform, president obama, school reform  
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Math class: What’s the right order?

In what order should students take math? Should Geometry come before or after Algebra II? Here are some of the ways schools around the country are experimenting.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 14, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Math  | Tags:  STEM, algebra 1, algebra 2, algebra II, calculus, geometry, high school, high school math, math classes, order of math class, pre-caculus  
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Montgomery County admits kids were pushed too hard in math

The highly regarded Montgomery County Public Schools now admits that it has been pushing too many kids into accelerated math when they weren't ready and will stop it. A lot of parents are going to lose bragging rights at cocktail parties.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 5, 2010; 5:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (11)
Categories:  Math, Montgomery County Public Schools, Parents  | Tags:  accelerated math, common core standards, math, math programs, moco, moco schools, montgomery county public schools, montgomery county schools  
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Learning math with Sherlock Holmes

Teacher Sharon Jacoby’s students are having so much fun learning math in summer school that it makes you wonder why teachers can’t do this from September through June.

By Valerie Strauss  | July 7, 2010; 6:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  Learning, Math  | Tags:  interesting courses, learning math, math and sherlock holmes, summer school, summer school classes, thinking like sherlock holmes  
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D.C.'s NAEP scores: Don't get excited

To hear all the crowing about rising standardized test scores in D.C. public schools, you might think it was the first time that this had happened in the District and that Chancellor Michelle Rhee has worked some sort of minor miracle. It isn’t so.

By Valerie Strauss  | May 20, 2010; 7:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (13)
Categories:  D.C. Schools, Math, Reading, Standardized Tests  | Tags:  D.C. schools and NAEP, D.C. scores rise, Michelle rhee, NAEP scores, TUDA and D.C., TUDA scores, rhee and schools, rhee and scores  
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Why aren’t there more women in STEM?

A new report says that social and environmental factors still play the biggest role in the gender gap in science and engineering fields.

By Valerie Strauss  | March 23, 2010; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
Categories:  Math, Research, Science, Technology  | Tags:  AAUW report, gender gap in STEM  
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