The Teachers' Scrounge

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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Just a link...

The US Department of Education has a new section of their website devoted to Encouraging Girls in Math and Science. I haven't explored the information there yet, but did find one interesting tidbit. They suggest increasing student performance among girls by relating math lessons to real life. I haven't done the research, but I would expect that would raise everyone's performance, not close the gap between the genders.

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