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Sidney Fussell

14 January 2021

Flint, Michigan, United States

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BlueConduit, an analytics startup, applies statistical models to identify neighborhoods and households that might have lead pipes. The models include dozens of factors, such as the age of the home and proximity of oth...

Idaho Education News

Devin Bodkin

5 June 2019

Murtaugh, Idaho, United States

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Once classified as "needing improvement," Idaho's K-12 schools in Murtaugh successfully turned around their lagging math scores with the help of a state-sponsored professional development program. As part of the progr...

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Monica Humphries

2 May 2019

Pflugerville, Texas, United States

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Hands-on experience can improve learning outcomes. By using the Geometry in Construction curriculum, developed by Contextual Learning Concepts, schools across the US are not only teaching kids geometry, they are also ...

The Seattle Times

Katherine Long

21 April 2019

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Math requirements are a common barrier preventing students from successfully graduating from community college in Washington state. Schools are offering a new way for non-STEM majors to earn the credit; Statway teache...

The Atlantic

Sam Kean

26 January 2018

United States

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A statistic called the efficiency gap seems like a simple way to measure partisan gerrymandering. It’s easy to calculate and relies on actual election results, not hypothetical results, something called for back in 20...

Quartz

Jenny Anderson

15 February 2017

Canada

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In schools around the world, students are troubled by math problems, often due to existing gender and race gaps. Canadian John Mighton is working to overcome this obstacle in education through JUMP Math, or Junior Und...

BBC

Fi Glover

22 January 2017

Shanghai, China

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Shanghai students have consistently performed at the top of the world on math tests - a 15 year old in Shanghai scores better than most 18 year olds in the UK. Sometimes called "the mastery method," the Shanghai model...

The Seattle Times

Ben Stocking

2 January 2016

Tukwila, Washington, United States

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Just four years ago, Foster High’s test scores were low and morale lower. But in a dramatic turnaround, achievement now is way up, especially in math, in part due to the new, higher degree of teacher involvement.

The Seattle Times

John Higgins

2 August 2015

Seattle, Washington, United States

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Due to recent brain development research, educators are working to add more math education into pre-school and kindergarten classes. Studies show that children of this age are actually extremely receptive to numbers ...

Bright Magazine

Kathryn Joyce

4 June 2015

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Five past teachers take their knowledge, after years of being educators, to make greater movements and developments in the educational sphere.

The New York Times

Tina Rosenberg

13 March 2015

New York, New York, United States

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Middle School 88 in Brooklyn is part of a broad evolution in teaching math, employing technology through a non-profit called School for One (Teach for One) to provide each student with a personalized lesson generated ...

The Seattle Times

Linda Shaw

14 July 2014

Mercer Island, Washington, United States

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In the Renton School District, teachers found that only a very few fifth-graders could solve problems with the skill that, in other schools, was common in third or even second grade. So they turned math lessons into c...

The New York Times

David Bornstein

21 April 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Many people believe that math is only for a select few. By fostering commitment and providing explicit guidance, Jump, an math education curriculum, is showing people that anyone can do math if they understand it.

The New York Times

David Bornstein

18 April 2011

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Can we improve the methods we use to teach math in schools — so that everyone develops proficiency? A grade-school math program is changing how children learn based on the assumption that all children can achieve a hi...

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