Archive: February 8, 2009 - February 14, 2009

U.S. Slides in Graduation Contest

Math and science education are not the only concerns when it comes to international competitiveness in a global economy. The United States is losing ground in one area where it used to set the world's standard: high school graduation rates....

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 13, 2009; 5:53 PM ET | Comments (4)

Friday Quiz, Take 9

This quiz is brought to you by Steve Ingrassia, a teacher at Fairfax High who is always looking for new ways to engage his Algebra I class. When I visited his class last week, I was a little surprised to...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 13, 2009; 9:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Tackling Eighth-Grade Algebra in Chicago

Education Week hosted a webinar yesterday called "Why Students Struggle with Algebra and How Schools Are Helping." Two of the three presenters came from Chicago Public Schools, former stomping grounds for Education Secretary Arne Duncan. The school system has set...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 11, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

First Semester Update

The second quarter is over. I got an A, just barely, with 94 percent. After retaking a high school Algebra II class for five months, I have learned a few things about math and myself. For a former math phobe,...

By Michael Alison Chandler | February 10, 2009; 12:50 PM ET | Comments (3)

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