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Which is more, 1/4 lb. or 1/3 lb.?

Fast food fraction innumeracy

One of the most vivid arithmetic failings displayed by Americans occurred in the early 1980s, when the A&W restaurant chain released a new hamburger to rival the McDonald’s Quarter Pounder.

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Experts Without Answers

I’ve learned lessons the hard way over the years, especially about education. Today, I share a few of those with you over at Home and School Mosaics. 80 more words


The value of A.P. classes

The New York Times Motherlode blog asks the question, “To A.P. or Not to A.P”?

Students, parents, and school administrators have mixed feelings about A.P. 680 more words

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Homeschooling grows in NYC suburbs

Concerned about peer pressure, testing and the Common Core, more parents explore home-schooling.

A Journal News analysis of state data found that Westchester, Rockland and Putnam counties had a 31 percent increase of home-schooled students from 2005 (the earliest the state could provide data for) to 2013.

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Introducing the Podcast about Ecology, Science, and Research in our Department!

EcoPress is getting in the pocast game!  I am delighted to Introduce the very first Podcast about Ecology, Science, and Research in our Department, with hosts Aaron Sidder and Yamina Pressler. 103 more words


Dow Corning, SVSU Program Boosts STEM Interest In Bullock Creek

MIDLAND — Atop Bullock Creek Middle School sits a recently-installed miniature weather station that will help 42 eighth grade pre-algebra students better understand how the environment could energize their campus. 654 more words


ESD Seeks Mentors, Judges For Future City

SOUTHFIELD — The Engineering Society of Detroit has issued an urgent call for volunteer mentors for the Michigan Regional Future City Competition. Judges are also still needed. 341 more words