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The Seattle school district is planning to infuse all K-12 math classes with ethnic-studies questions that encourage students to explore how math has been “appropriated” by Western culture and used in systems of power and oppression.
October 11, 2019 – Education Week
Comic books and graphic novels, popular in many language arts and social studies classes, are just now tiptoeing into the world of K-12 math.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Comic books and graphic novels have found their places in many language arts and social studies classes. Now, more math teachers are starting to look for ways to incorporate these engaging, visually appealing texts into their instruction.
September 24, 2019 – Education Week
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The great sorting of the most talented young people into haves and have-nots starts early and continues into young adulthood, writes Anthony P. Carnevale.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Too many early-childhood educators think math and play are mutually exclusive. They don't have to be, writes education professor Kathy Liu Sun.
May 8, 2019 – Education Week
Overall, average scores were up two points since 2014 on the National Assessment of Educational Progress in Technology and Engineering Literacy.
April 30, 2019 – Education Week
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April 17, 2019 – Education Week
A new study of six school districts that made heavy investments in strengthening their cadre of school leaders shows a link to stronger student achievement and longer tenures.
April 10, 2019 – Education Week
Schools need to do more than swap out textbooks to improve student achievement, according to researchers who tracked textbook adoptions in six states.
March 13, 2019 – Education Week

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