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Math Concepts? Or Procedures? Best Answer Is Teaching Both

A math instructor writes in response to Barry Garelick
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How to Improve Teaching After the Pandemic

It’s wholly possible for schools to figure out how to leverage staff more effectively; it’s just not the way teachers’ work has traditionally been organized.
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What It Takes to Actually Improve Math Education

Repetitive practice lies at the heart of mastery of almost every discipline, and mathematics is no exception.
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Taking Stock After 30 Years of Charter Schools

This year was the first time in many years that, for whatever reason, the White House did not issue a proclamation for National Charter Schools Week.
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New Cal State LA Ethnic Studies Dean Backed Farrakhan, Wished Clarence Thomas Dead

“Her history of advocacy will serve her well,” college president says in press release praising newly elevated economist
People hold up signs during a rally against "critical race theory" being taught in schools. The rally was at the Loudoun County Government center in Leesburg, Virginia on June 12, 2021.

On Critical Race Theory in the Classroom, Idaho Makes More Sense Than Oklahoma

Legislators do well when they consciously echo the provisions of the Civil Rights Act that have been brushed aside in the excesses of anti-racist education.
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The NAEP Sounded Red Alert for Students with Disabilities Before Covid-19

Many states had academic disasters unfolding for students with disabilities before the pandemic
Summer reading camps, like the one shown here at Moss Hill Elementary School in Kinston, North Carolina, can mitigate learning loss.

Holding Back 3rd Graders Who Can’t Read Is Only Part of the Answer

The purpose of a promotion policy is for students to be ready, not retained

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