Does the thought of solving a maths problem make you feel uneasy? Well, don’t worry, you’re not alone and there might be a reason for your apprehension: maths anxiety. According to figures from three years ago, this affects up to two million children.
The new SAT will soon arrive on a wave of bold promises. The College Board has said its redesigned admission test would contain “no more mysteries.” Instead of being a riddle to solve, it would correspond with high-school curriculums and better reflect what students have learned.
Most science teachers in the United States spend some time on climate change in their courses, but their insufficient grasp of the science as well as political factors “may hinder effective teaching,” according to a nationwide survey of the profession.
Teenagers think differently to grownups – they are more likely to take risks, be sleepy, misread emotions, give in to peer-pressure and lack self-control. Thanks to advances in technology, we have been able to peer inside the teenage brain and see more clearly how it works.
You can see why online charter schools in the United States were seen as the next big thing. Charter schools - publicly funded independent schools - have continued to expand across the US, with supporters seeing them as a way of re-energising standards in state education.
The rise of the edtech industry has completely transformed the K-12 experience for students. But what about teachers? Shouldn’t technological innovation be used to improve teacher performance, just as it is doing for students?