American students, particularly at the high school level, have tailed those of other developed nations in mathematics and science performance for years. The concern is that this underperformance could be linked to a lack of qualified American teachers in these subjects. With the intention of exploring this issue further, Nguyen and Redding seek to understand the changes in demographic characteristics and qualifications of STEM teachers from 1988 to 2012, the changes in and impact of turn-over patterns for STEM teachers in high and low poverty schools, and, naturally, the associations between teacher turnover and teacher qualifications. The results show that today’s (or 2012’s) STEM teachers are more likely to be female, to attend selective colleges, to earn graduate degrees, and to actually have STEM qualifications.
Today in Education #12 — Khan Partners with MAP, College Opportunity Cost by City + other Money Talk
Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, sat down for an interview with EdSurge at a Las Vegas conference recently. Here we discuss the intents and highlights of that conversation. We also take a look at how college opportunity cost varies geographically across the U.S. and what’s happening with the student loan forgiveness program for public service professionals.
This week’s review revolves around the primary goals and concerns of each teacher involved in the research we’ve been preparing to delve into, and how these intellectual launchpads influence the use of writing in the classroom, before and during the studies described throughout the book.
Originally published at http://leafletreview.wordpress.com on July 20, 2019.