Category Archives: Math Journalists

Re AL BAKER: Nearly Half the Teachers in New York City Are Denied Tenure in 2012

Al Baker of New York Times writes a stunning news item that almost half of eligible teachers were denied tenure in New York City in 2012. Many New York City Teachers Denied Tenure in Policy Shift By AL BAKER Published: … Continue reading

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Re Lisa Gartner Fairfax to base 40% of teacher evaluations on student progress

Lisa Gartner at the Washington Examiner reports that Fairfax County Virginia will now base 40 percent of teacher evaluations on student “achievement”.  This was the minimum they were able to use under New Child Left Behind. Fairfax to base 40% … Continue reading

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Re: Lisa Gartner Thomas Jefferson HS adds summer classes, help sessions for struggling students

Lisa Gartner at the Washington Examiner writes: Thomas Jefferson HS adds summer classes, help sessions for struggling students This supports John Dell’s WaPo piece. The article cites the letter already posted by this blog after it was kindly sent by … Continue reading

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Re Jay Mathews Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High

Jay Mathews tells about trouble in the Linear Algebra course at Thomas Jefferson High School in Virginia. Math stumble at renowned Jefferson High Thomas Jefferson math courses Linear Algebra at Thomas Jefferson Math flow chart TJ Pre-Algebra New Math Done … Continue reading

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Re: Michael Alison Chandler Today’s math vocabulary exposes generational divide

Michael Alison Chandler, in Washington Post May 20, 2012 has the article: Today’s math vocabulary exposes generational divide The term borrowing in subtracting is called the B-word.  They also don’t like the word carry.  However, these terms are embedded into … Continue reading

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