Math & Science

Should we stop making kids memorize times tables?

Stanford professor criticizes New York state's interpretation of Common Core math standards

Many college students could skip remedial classes, studies find

Even as policymakers struggle to reform remedial-education requirements blamed for derailing the aspirations of countless community-college students, two new studies suggest that many of those students would do fine without them.…

Educated nation?

The extraordinary gulf between science and education was on sharp display this week. The New York Times’ Schools for Tomorrow conference and NBC’s Education Nation took place within…

For community-college students who struggle with arithmetic, some solutions

Remedial math instructor Robert Fusco does basic division in front of a class. (Photo by Elizabeth Redden) PARAMUS, N.J. – Today’s lesson is how to add mixed…