Focus On: Science & Mathematics

In-depth, regular coverage of science and mathematics education.

The College Board and the National Science Foundation are among those pressing initiatives to expose more students to the subject.
July 14, 2010 – Education Week

The focus is on offering high quality laboratory learning in and outside the classroom.
May 12, 2010 – Education Week

High school students took and passed more courses as requirements increased, but the change did not boost grades or college-going, a study finds.
March 31, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Many of the science, technology, engineering, and math programs contained in the America COMPETES Act have never gotten money.
February 24, 2010 – Education Week

Children tend to show relatively little growth in their understanding of science in preschool, but interest in changing that is growing.
January 20, 2010 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

The evidence, experts say, does not show a link between teachers who majored in math and higher student achievement, especially before high school.
December 2, 2009 | Updated: February 21, 2019 – Education Week

Teachers find the nitty-gritty of forensics excites students in a way that much of traditional science often does not.
October 28, 2009 – Education Week

Schools are increasingly using blogs, e-mail, and other online tools to bring scientific research within students' reach.
September 30, 2009 – Education Week

The recession is driving more math and science professionals into teaching at a time when school districts have fewer jobs to fill.
August 26, 2009 – Education Week

The country has revamped its trade-oriented academic classes and moved many low-achieving students into in-demand jobs.
July 15, 2009 – Education Week

An education professor has been trying to peddle lessons from the high-achieving country to U.S. publishers for more than a decade.
May 13, 2009 – Education Week

A handful of teachers around the country have fashioned curriculum and lessons around the fast-emerging science of nanotechnology.
April 1, 2009 – Education Week

Interest is growing in math workshops for parents, which encourage them to take an active role in their children's learning and answer questions and concerns.
February 25, 2009 – Education Week

State officials credit the setting and refinement of academic standards, as well as efforts to translate them for teachers, as prime factors behind the progress.
January 21, 2009 – Education Week

Interest in 12th grade math options is rising as more states require four years of the subject and schools explore alternatives for struggling and high-achieving students.
November 19, 2008 – Education Week

State officials see the new endorsement as a way to ensure that teachers are qualified to cover the math content as more students enroll in Algebra 1 in 8th grade, rather than waiting until high school.
October 22, 2008 – Education Week

Educators and advocates have been pointing to the data and trying to get the word out for years: Girls perform as well as boys in mathematics.
August 27, 2008 – Education Week

Many educators and administrators, as well as some members of a national advisory group, wonder how the state will succeed in mandating that 8th graders be tested in Algebra 1, given students’ persistent struggles in that subject and the potential demand it will generate for more math teachers.
July 30, 2008 – Education Week

The teacher at Prairie Creek Elementary School captivated her elementary pupils through a core science-class activity that educators and advocates say is vital to building enthusiasm and understanding for the subject in the early grades.
June 4, 2008 – Education Week

A growing body of research is revealing the potential benefits of using board games in the classroom to strengthen the mathematics skills of children, particularly those from disadvantaged backgrounds.
April 30, 2008 – Education Week

The uncertainty about math-teaching skills emerges at a time when policymakers at all levels see a need to boost students’ math and science achievement as a key to sustaining the nation’s future economic health.
April 2, 2008 – Education Week

Scientists and teachers are responding to what they see as a lack of public understanding about the nature and purpose of science.
March 5, 2008 – Education Week

The site offers free video, audio, and print lectures and course material taken straight from the university's classes.
February 6, 2008 – Education Week

The less publicized analyses in the report examine differences in how nations go about the business of schooling and pinpoint which of those practices are statistically linked to better performance on the science portion of the exam.
January 9, 2008 – Education Week

The Academies Creating Teacher Scientists program pairs top federal scientists with middle and high school teachers.
November 28, 2007 – Education Week

The connection between parental influence and children’s interest in math and science has received increasing attention among researchers, as educators search for ways to urge more students to pursue the subjects.
October 24, 2007 – Education Week

Recent research on SimCalc MathWorlds, one of the pioneering examples of computer software, is providing some of the best evidence so far that the approach can lead to gains in student learning.
September 26, 2007 – Education Week

A program to help middle school students quickly digest new algebra concepts will be piloted in the Southwest.
August 29, 2007 – Education Week

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