mathematics

St. Louis on the Air
1:42 pm
Wed October 8, 2014

St. Louis Employers Seeking STEM Talent

Last month’s State of St. Louis Workforce report examined St. Louis’ economy and labor market, and the local demand for science, technology, engineering and mathematics talent.

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St. Louis on the Air
4:34 pm
Tue April 9, 2013

Why Saying ‘I’m Not A Math Person’ Can Be Harmful, Efforts To Improve Math Literacy

The O'Fallon Township High School (IL) Robotics Team competes in a FIRST Robotics competition
(Courtesy: Eric O. Curry)

For years, the three R’s of a basic education have been reading, writing and arithmetic.

While there are some indications that American students are faltering in reading and writing, especially worrisome is arithmetic.

Among the world’s industrialized nations, the United States is far down the list on math proficiency and math literacy, well behind such countries as Liechtenstein and Slovakia.

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Education
4:02 pm
Mon June 25, 2012

New Illinois law subtracts superintendents, adds to math curriculum

(via Flickr/-Marlith-)

Illinois will trim the number of regional superintendent offices and high schools will look at beefing up math for students.

Gov. Pat Quinn signed four education bills Monday, including one that cuts superintendent offices from 44 to 35.

Regional superintendents have often been a target for officials looking to cut spending. Last year Quinn proposed eliminating them, but legislators instead shifted their funding from state to local money. The new law reduces overall cost.

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Education / Illinois Senate
2:11 pm
Mon February 27, 2012

Illinois legislators debate four-year math requirement for high school students

(via Flickr/Boaz Arad)

Reporting from Rachel Otwell of WUIS used in this report.

Illinois state legislators are pushing to tack on a year of math for high school students. But not everyone thinks that's a good idea.

Backers say requiring four years of math instead of the current three will prepare students going into skilled labor and science and engineering fields.

But, state Sen. Dave Luechtefeld, R-Okawville, says tacking on a year of math won't necessarily be beneficial.

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