A History Lesson: When Math Was Taboo

That’s not from a disgruntled student. It’s from a textbook. The author, 16th century mathematician Robert Recorde, nestled the line just after his preface, table of contents and a biblical quote citing God’s command to measure and number all things. Recorde didn’t believe in math’s awfulness — quite the opposite. He was simply reflecting popular
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A blueprint that makes for a better employee

SmartBrief Education’s Path to Workforce content series brings you original content and events on the topic. Path to Workforce is our vision of college and career readiness, encompassing K-12, adult learners, career changers, non-traditional students and those who forgo a traditional four-year college experience. In today’s world, CEO’s stress that their corporations need highly qualified and
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Will STEM Education Be The Child Left Behind?

Leaders in business, education and politics love to talk up how important Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education is for America’s future. Innovations! Jobs! Progress! are all at stake, they often argue. Just last week, President Obama hosted scores of mostly young people for an evening of stargazing and fun space talk at the
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