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Educators are changing instructional priorities, altering lessons, and working on ways to help teachers grow professionally, all in an effort to raise math achievement.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
A program in Howard County, Md., is built on the insight that children can have strong emotions around academics, and those emotions can sabotage learning.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Experts recommend emphasizing language skills, avoiding assumptions about ability based on broad student labels, and focusing on students’ strengths rather than their weaknesses.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Digging a little deeper into the data from international tests reveals ways in which differences in the content students can access widens math achievement gaps.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
A sizable body of research shows that intensive, one-on-one coaching can improve instructional practice and student achievement more than other professional development offerings for teachers.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
“Detracking” math teachers is tough because many educators resist upending their routines or challenging informal hierarchies, and PD initiatives to make it happen are limited.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Math discourse is a technique that works as well virtually as it does on paper or in face-to-face classrooms, according to experts.
May 6, 2020 – Education Week
Political numeracy is as important as it is overlooked, argues Wellesley mathematics professor Ismar Volić.
March 11, 2020 – Education Week
The Long Beach, Calif., school district is deploying a multifaceted strategy to put more students of color in high-level math courses and help them succeed.
March 4, 2020 – Education Week
The principal of a school in Kentucky went back to the drawing board on his school's schedule after hearing author Daniel Pink talk about what children really need.
February 26, 2020 – Education Week

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