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    Nov 13, 2015

    The Washington Post

    Congressional negotiators have struck a tentative deal to replace No Child Left Behind, the main federal K-12 education law, by shifting authority for schools to states and freeing them from many federal demands that have been in place for 13 years.
    Nov 13, 2015


    Prince George’s County Public Schools are at the forefront of a movement in schools to introduce art and music into classes that haven’t traditionally been taught in song. The result of “Arts Integration,” proponents say, is a class of students who have mastered the material better than they would have without art.
    Nov 13, 2015

    Geometry has taken on a new form at Park High School in Cottage Grove. The school's Geometry in Construction class offers students a hands-on way to apply the math they learn in the classroom: by building things
    Oct 28, 2015
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    NCTM attributed the slight decline in nationwide results on the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) to a period of transition and changes in mathematics education. Different standards and the related demands on teachers will take time to be reflected in higher scores on the Nation’s Report Card.
    Oct 28, 2015

    Education Week

    U.S. 4th and 8th grade students are performing worse in math, and somewhat worse in reading, than they were two years ago, according to new data from a national tes
    Oct 20, 2015

    The Florida Times-Union

    Math anxiety is a familiar feeling for parents of teenagers and middle school students, often settling in with their children’s first algebra homework assignment.
    Oct 13, 2015

    The Middletown Press

    The Connecticut Department of Education recently released statewide assessment scores for standardized tests developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). These scores are intended to measure students’ achievement of Common Core State Standards expectations.
    Oct 12, 2015

    Tampa Bay Times

    Robyn White hadn't taught probability and statistics in more than 20 years. She geared up for the challenge, though, after Wiregrass Ranch High School's sole teacher for the course resigned in late September, and no qualified applicants responded to three job ads.
    Oct 9, 2015

    The Penn

    Indiana University of Pennsylvania math professor and alumna Dr. Mary Lou Metz (Class of 1976 and 1998) received the Hall of Fame Award from the Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics in August.
    Oct 7, 2015
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    NCTM will hold its Regional Conference and Exposition in Atlantic City, October 21-23. The conference will offer more than 250 sessions and workshops, covering all levels, pre-K–grade 12. The three-day conference will feature many presenters from New Jersey and the surrounding states about pressing issues in math education. Topics will include Common Core and college career readiness, formative assessment, productive struggle, making use of technologies to enhance learning, and more.
    Sep 24, 2015

    You've probably seen the "Common Core" check that a Painesville father made out to his child's school as a joke, then posted online. Over a single weekend, it drew thousands of views, "Likes" and "Shares," along with being featured on several websites – some of whom caught onto the joke while others fell for it.
    Sep 8, 2015

    Education Week

    Over the next five years, as many as 1,000 college students will be asked to grapple with the original writings of mathematicians like Euclid and Archimedes in a project that many experts say has good utility in high school math classrooms as well.
    Sep 3, 2015

    The Crimson White

    The University of Alabama’s secondary math education program in the College of Education has received recognition from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
    Sep 1, 2015
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    Three NCTM members participated in a workshop in August organized and presented by the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Curtis Center and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) to help develop new performance tasks for SBAC’s next generation of Common Core aligned end-of-year exam to be used by 20 states.
    Aug 26, 2015

    Clinton Herald

    When students change schools within a community or state or even move to a different state, they need some assurance that what they have learned is grade and age appropriate to fit in with the school in the new location. It is important to have a rigorous, clear set of guidelines in place to assist teachers in knowing what to teach and when to teach it.
    Aug 25, 2015

    Technology Marketing Corporation

    If you could help your child with a school assignment that teaches new concepts, develops critical thinking and provides an opportunity for fun and creativity, you'd jump on it, right?
    Aug 21, 2015

    Proposed Nebraska math standards would address a persistent criticism of how the subject has been taught in American schools, according to a Lincoln math educator.
    Aug 13, 2015

    Center for American Progress

    Today, 20 percent of all jobs across the country require a high level of knowledge in a STEM field. Experts predict that these fields will be among the country’s highest-growth industries in the years to come.
    Aug 12, 2015

    Philanthropy News Digest

    NCTM is accepting applications for grades 7-12 classroom research grants. Grants of up to $6,000 will be awarded to support and encourage classroom-based research in precollege mathematics education.
    Jul 29, 2015

    Philanthropy News Digest

    NCTM is accepting applications from teachers of pre-K-2 mathematics for projects that incorporate music into the elementary school classroom as a way to help young students learn mathematics.
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