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    Mar 23, 2015
    District Administration
    Carroll County Public Schools, Maryland’s ninth largest school system, announced today a deepening of its partnership with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K–12 classrooms.
    Mar 23, 2015
    Getting Smart
    Data collected from over 750,000 students using i-Ready® Diagnostic & Instruction show that measurement is one of the most challenging math domains for students.
    Mar 22, 2015
    NBC News
    Whether he's shooting off a marshmallow cannon or pedaling a bike-powered water sanitation system, President Barack Obama looks forward to the White House Science Fair as a day to be shocked and awed by school-age whiz kids.
    Mar 18, 2015
    Penn State News
    M. Kathleen Heid, Distinguished Professor in the College of Education, received the Lifetime Achievement Award from NCTM for 2015.
    Mar 17, 2015
    District Administration
    The phrase “college and career readiness” invades education discussions from classroom technology to the Common Core.
    Mar 17, 2015
    Education Week
    Even as states begin administering new tests aligned with the Common Core State Standards, they are ramping up efforts to eliminate or minimize public backlash when the scores—widely expected to be markedly lower than results from previous assessments—are released later this year.
    Mar 17, 2015
    A McCook manufacturer has donated $25,000 to Lyons Elementary School District 103 to enhance mathematics opportunities throughout the district.
    Mar 17, 2015
    Education Week
    A Consumer Reports-style review of math instructional materials that called out nearly all the curricula evaluated for failing to align to the common-core standards is now coming under attack for its methodology.
    Mar 16, 2015
    Getting Smart
    New content standards for mathematics, such as the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), are designed to help today’s children build a solid foundation of knowledge and skills in preparation for the world they will enter and eventually lead.
    Mar 11, 2015
    Laboratory Equipment
    Michigan State Univ. researcher William Schmidt has created a free web-based tool to help American educators teach the Common Core State Standards in mathematics.
    Mar 10, 2015
    One of the more prominent planks of the recent mayoral election in Chicago was the importance of education, especially K–12; in fact it has become a party staple for the Democratic party, and was especially prominent in the election of New York Mayor Bill de Blasio who succeeded Michael Bloomberg.
    Mar 9, 2015
    The practices are over. They qualified to represent their school. They survived the grueling chapter competitions. Now, the state finals are upon us.
    Mar 8, 2015
    My Town Tutors
    My Town Tutors loves math teachers. We even helped on math teacher make $5,000 dollars tutoring privately. Our goal is to attract more math teachers to visit our site, that is why we have collected 21 great twitter accounts for math teachers.
    Mar 2, 2015
    New America Media
    Cynthia Rapaido is the first Filipino-American Principal at South San Francisco High School and 2013’s California Assistant Principal of the Year. Despite her tenured career, she said she “froze” while watching one of her teachers during a recent Common Core math class.
    Mar 2, 2015
    Hesperia Star
    While wearing aluminum foil helmets and black garbage bags for spacesuits, Academy for Academic Excellence students laid on their backs on chairs and launched into space.
    Mar 1, 2015
    American Press
    This is the second installment of a nine-part Sunday series that will highlight one Common Core standard in English language arts and one in math for grades K-8. This week, first-grade standards are featured.
    Mar 1, 2015
    District Administration
    Teach students math procedures if you want them to solve equations. Instill a deep conceptual understanding of mathematics and get them thinking like mathematicians, and you’ve prepared your students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
    Feb 15, 2015
    Florida Today
    After struggling through their children's homework this fall, parents who work as engineers at the Space Center voiced concern about the way, and the sometimes complex steps, their students are being taught math.
    Feb 6, 2015
    Teachers College Record
    Children’s early skills are essential for their later success in school. Recent evidence highlights the importance of early mathematics, relative to reading and socioemotional skills, for elementary school achievement. Key advocacy groups for both early childhood and mathematics education have issued position statements on the importance of early mathematics, arguing that mathematics education for 3- to 6- year olds is essential to promoting future mathematics achievement.
    Feb 4, 2015
    NCTM President Diane Briars chats with PolitiFact to defend the Common Core. "Teachers have used techniques like splitting a number into parts of 10 for addition—rather than straight memorization—since the 1950s at least, and the research showing its benefits goes back to the 1920s. It has long been best practice for early childhood math."
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