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New Study Points To Problems And Solutions Training Next Generation For Tech Jobs

STEM is one of the buzziest acronyms in education, but there’s a lot to all the talk about Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. A new study finds some critical shortfalls in the Philadelphia area, but also points to some solutions.

04/29/2014

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Finland Gets Kids Off To Good Start

Students in Finland are among some of the highest performing in the world in reading and math, even though kids get a late start compared to kids in the US.

03/31/2014

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Top Ways To Celebrate ‘Pi Day’ In Philadelphia

In Philadelphia, we’ll be celebrating Pi Day in some slightly irrational ways, with many more desserts and circular foods than usual.

03/13/2014

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Retailer Pulls Controversial T-shirt From Shelves After Inciting Social Media Firestorm

The girl’s shirt reads, “My Best Subjects” at the top and has boxes checked off next to the words “Shopping,” “Music” and “Dancing.” A box next to the word “Math” is left blank, with the phrase “Well, nobody’s perfect” underneath.

08/07/2013

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Brotherly Love: Teaching Tech To High School Kids

President Obama has been encouraging high school students to major in engineering, science, or math. Now, a group of minority tech professionals has decided to take that one step further by giving weekend lessons to the next generation.

02/19/2013

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Calcul8 App

Ok, yes, Calcul8 is, technically, another calculator app – but instead of worrying about things like square roots, it helps you solve real world math problems quickly.

02/05/2013

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Professor Attempts To Prepare Students For High Tech Future

Many leaders, including Bill Gates, have warned that America is at risk of losing high-tech dominance if we don’t do a better job of teaching Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, sometimes called STEM.

08/18/2012

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Author Pens Book On Math And How It Can Be Applied To Sports

If you think the only math you need to know for sports is the score and the spread, think again.

05/26/2012

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Philadelphia PAL Hosts Challenge For Youth Mathletes

The Police Athletic League of Philadelphia held its annual Stradley Ronon 24 Math Challenge on Wednesday.

03/08/2012

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Helping Kids Love And Achieve In Math

Khan Academy is a free website that offers ‘startling clear’ mini-lectures on math, combined with software that generates exercises, feedback and encouragement inspired by the video-game world.

10/03/2011

Pa. Secretary Of Education Gives Districts 30 Days To Investigate Standardized Test Scores

Pennsylvania’s secretary of education is ordering more than three dozen school districts to conduct internal investigations of suspicious scores on state standardized tests.

07/14/2011

Teachers Are the Key

by KYW’s Dr. Marciene Mattleman The Los Angeles Times has obtained student scores from math and English tests from the LA Unified School District and has used that information to estimate the effectiveness of teachers

08/30/2010