Stats that Stick: April 18, 2012
April 18, 2012 08:20 pm
Number of Atlanta Public School teachers whose teaching permits were revoked in cheating scandal: 67
Georgia’s Professional Standards Commission (PSC) has revoked the teaching permits of 67 more educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal that involves unusual erasures from standardized tests to reflect higher scores. Some of the teachers were barred from the classroom for two years; others had their certificates permanently revoked.
Number of news schools to open in New York City: 54
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the education department will open 54 new schools this fall, bringing his administration closer to the goal of having 1,800 New York City schools by 2013.
Age by which American students begin to lag drastically behind international counterparts in math: 15
Experts theorize that a culture of loathing math is what contributes to American teenagers lagging behind. A group of educators are looking to change that. With games and competitions, museums and traveling road shows – and a strategic sprinkling of celebrities – they aim to make math engaging, exciting and even fun.