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    Feb 2, 2016
    Today, a coalition of non-profit education and education technology organizations launched a national initiative to transform student attitudes about math.
    Jan 20, 2016

    Congratulations to the 2016 NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award Recipients The Mathematics Education Trust (MET) has selected Edwin Dickey and Barbara Reys as recipients of the NCTM Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors NCTM members who have exhibited a lifetime of achievement in mathematics education at t

    Jan 13, 2016
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    “We were pleased to hear President Obama mention mathematics and education early prominently in the State of the Union address last night,” said NCTM President Diane Briars. “Giving students rich opportunities in math early in their schooling is critically important to laying the foundation for their future success—both in the pursuit of any future STEM study or career, and to be an informed citizen in our increasingly technological society.
    Jan 12, 2016

    Education Week

    President Barack Obama used his very last State of the Union address to press for action on unfinished pieces of his agenda—including universal prekindergarten and offering two years of free community college to most students—from Congress and his successor in the White House.
    Jan 8, 2016


    In a change that could shift the way elementary schools work across New York City, officials want more fifth-graders to learn math from teachers chosen to focus on the subject, rather than their general classroom teachers.
    Dec 10, 2015
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    Earlier today, President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law. This legislation will replace the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)-a statute that almost everyone agrees was well intentioned but unworkable in many ways.
    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 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.
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