Originally published on Tue April 2, 2013 2:24 pm
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) is moving forward with fully implementing new standards in Missouri’s K-12 schools for teaching math, English and language arts.
Spokeswoman Sarah Potter says the new standards are based on those crafted by the Common Core State Standards initiative.
“The standards say what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade level to be on track for success in college and career,” Potter said.
While students at Central Missouri University browsed the internet and checked their email, their computers were slowly working toward a world record.
This week, we'll hear about human test subjects, and talk about gender differences in math performance.
Sara Gable is an MU Associate Professor of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology. She and two colleagues recently published a study that links childhood obesity to poor math skills in school.