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November 15, 2016
More students passing New York state algebra exam, after outcry sparked by previous year’s test results
Seventy-two percent of students passed Algebra I in 2015-16, according to data released by the State Education Department on Monday.
October 6, 2016
Teachers explain how Common Core changes could impact their classrooms
How would the Common Core revisions affect classrooms across New York state? To find out, we turned to the experts: teachers.
July 19, 2016
The state is tinkering with Regents exam scores, but advocates say that means prior test-takers lose out
Advocates say changes to Regents Algebra scale scores could put students who took the test in 2014 or 2015 at a disadvantage.
Algebra for All
January 7, 2016
In first ‘Algebra for All’ effort, city will push schools to centralize fifth grade math
City officials want more fifth-graders to learn math from teachers chosen to focus on the subject, rather than their general classroom teachers.
mind the gap
November 5, 2015
Algebra pass rates fall amid Common Core shift, leaving at-risk students furthest behind
Sixty-three percent of students passed the Common Core-aligned algebra exam last school year, compared to 72 percent who passed an easier exam the previous year.
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November 5, 2015
As de Blasio aims for algebra in every middle school, can he avoid these common pitfalls?
With his recent announcement, De Blasio is hoping to avoid the pitfalls of previous algebra for all efforts.
February 12, 2015
Test yourself: Practice high school end-of-course-exams now available
Indiana’s high school end-of-course exams — which students must pass in English and Algebra to graduate — have mostly been untouched by the…
January 21, 2015
Metro Nashville Schools moves to integrated math curriculum
Algebra class soon will be a thing of the past in Nashville — sort of. Beginning next school year, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools will start to…
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