NCM news: pre March 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings Marks 25th Anniversary of A Nation at Risk Report by Broadening the National Dialogue on the State of American Education
A Nation Accountable
A Nation at Risk
French primary schools return to tables
Closing the Achievement Gap in Math and Science
MATHCOUNTS National Competition - 2008

Progression in Primary Maths
Teachers TV: Progression in Primary Maths
Improve maths results using a mobile phone
Working with dance and music has opened my eyes to the dramatic potential of mathematics

Ranks on International Tests and Economic Strength
A study has investigated the existence of relationships between international test rankings from three different time periods during the last 50 years of U.S. education policy development (i.e., 1957-1982, 1983-2000, and 2001-2006) and ranks measured by the 2006 World Economic Forum's Growth Competitiveness Index (GCI).
The study found that the relationship between ranks on international tests of mathematics and science and future economic strength is stronger among nations with lower-performing economies. Nations with strong economies, such as the United States, demonstrate a weaker, nonsignificant relationship.
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Encouraging Girls in Math and Science
The U.S. Department of Education's newly launched "Doing What Works". Web site today added a feature that will empower educators and administrators with research-based strategies to help boost the achievement levels of girls in math and science. The new "Doing What Works" feature brings online the recommendations outlined in "Encouraging Girls in Math and Science,"

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Why do men dominate the fields of science, engineering and mathematics?