Archive: March 8, 2009 - March 14, 2009

No Math Teacher Shortage, Study Says

This just in from Education Week: Two University of Pennsylvania researchers are questioning a basic tenet of national efforts to enhance U.S. economic competitiveness: the idea that colleges and universities are producing too few mathematics and science teachers to meet...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 12, 2009; 1:12 PM ET | Comments (4)

Obama on Math

President Obama outlined his reform agenda yesterday for the nation's public schools in a speech before the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. He promoted extending the school day, adopting performance pay for teachers, and encouraging the proliferation of charter schools,...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 11, 2009; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (26)

Meet Celebrity Mathematician Danica McKellar

Danica McKellar became a star 20 years ago when she played Winnie Cooper on the hit-series, The Wonder Years. Since then, McKellar has re-appeared on television many times but she has also pursued a second career as a mathematician and...

By Michael Alison Chandler | March 9, 2009; 9:07 AM ET | Comments (2)

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