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Sadler, Philip M.; Sonnert, Gerhard – American Educator, 2016
In this study the authors set out to better understand the relationship between teacher knowledge of science and student learning. The authors administered identical multiple-choice assessment items both to teachers of middle school physical science and to their students throughout the school year. The authors found that teachers who have strong…
Descriptors: Misconceptions, Middle School Students, Science Instruction, Science Achievement
Dubin, Jennifer – American Educator, 2014
In this article, author Jennifer Dubin offers a look into the innovations taking place in the Toledo Technology Academy (TTA), a career-tech school within the public school system in Toledo, Ohio. TTA teaches students in grades 7 through 12 using a science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) curriculum, in addition to the traditional…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, STEM Education, Public Schools
Schmidt, William H.; Cogan, Leland S.; McKnight, Curtis C. – American Educator, 2011
Despite being known as the land of opportunity, the United States is far from equitable when it comes to the mathematics that students have the opportunity to learn. In this article, the authors explore the extent to which students in different schools and districts have an equal opportunity to learn mathematics. Specifically, they discuss…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Outcomes of Education, Grade 8, Educational Opportunities