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March 22, 2017
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Math class designs futuristic airplanes
Math class designs futuristic airplanes
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Six students at a California elementary school recently won awards for futuristic airplane designs. The award was part of a program that brought a local engineer to the students' math class to teach students about aeronautics.
The San Diego Union-Tribune (tiered subscription model) (3/21) 
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Teachers use app to gauge understanding
Teachers use app to gauge understanding
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Teachers at a middle school in Georgia are using Plickers, a real-time assessment tool, to help gauge whether students understand a lesson. The mobile app allows students to respond to a teacher's question electronically and the teacher can determine which students need extra help on the topic.
WMGT-TV (Macon, Ga.) (3/20) 
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Curriculum
Remediation gets makeover at City U. of N.Y.
The City University of New York is revamping its remedial programs, using new measures such as ACCUPLACER exams, to identify those in need of remediation and offering alternatives to algebra, such as statistics, in all associate degree programs. The math courses will be taken as corequisites, allowing students to earn credits and get remediation at the same time.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (3/19) 
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Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had shows teachers how to make math class more like the playful, creative, and captivating experience mathematicians describe. Author Tracy Zager tackles big ideas and instructional decisions, drawing on years of work with amazing teachers from across the country. Click here to preview the entire book!
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STEM
School designs STEM education for girls
School designs STEM education for girls
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Personalized learning engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math, Alyssa Tormala, an instructional technology coach at St. Mary's Academy in Portland, Ore., writes in this commentary. She describes how the all-girls school promotes STEM education.
EdSurge (3/21) 
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Pa. STEM teacher chosen for NASA program
Pa. STEM teacher chosen for NASA program
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Debbie Reynolds, a Pittsburgh middle-school teacher of science, technology, engineering and math, was one of 50 people selected for the NASA Social program. As part of the program, she will attend the Orbital ATK mission launch set for this month.
Education Week Teacher (tiered subscription model) (3/20) 
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Policy & Legislation
Education groups note consequences of proposed Medicaid cuts
Concerns about potential cuts to Medicaid under the proposed American Health Care Act have prompted about 50 education groups to call for a rejection of the health care bill. The groups note that such cuts could negatively affect special-education services and staffing.
Education Week (tiered subscription model) (3/22) 
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