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New Controversial Math Standards Gain Ambitious Support
2012-11-06 11:08:37

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As Americans head to the polls today, one of the issues that might be influencing their decisions are the different politician´s policies on education. A new study from Michigan State University researchers supports one controversial policy about to be put into place by 46 states in 2014, the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics (CCSSM). The two MSU researchers, William Schmidt and Richard Houang, found that states whose...

2012-04-09 09:07:43

American students need a dramatically new approach to improve how they learn science, says a noted group of scientists and educators led by Michigan State University professor William Schmidt. After six years of work, the group has proposed a solution. The 8+1 Science concept calls for a radical overhaul in K-12 schools that moves away from memorizing scientific facts and focuses on helping students understand eight fundamental science concepts. The “plus one” is the importance...

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2010-04-15 14:20:00

Math teachers in the United States need better training if the nation's K-12 students are going to compete globally, according to international research released today by a Michigan State University scholar. William Schmidt, University Distinguished Professor of education, found that prospective U.S. elementary and middle-school math teachers are not as prepared as those from other countries. And this, combined with a weak U.S. math curriculum, produces similarly weak student achievement, he...


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