Joanne JacobsOct 5, 20232 min'Data literacy' will widen STEM gaps I was willing to swear a solemn vow to not major in math or science in college, I told my teacher. All I asked was to get out of trig....

Joanne JacobsJul 19, 20231 min$1.7 trillion in college debt is 'mostly unrepayable' Even if President Biden is able to figure some student loans, most of the $1.7 trillion in college debt will not be repaid -- ever, write...

Joanne JacobsJul 7, 20231 min'Data science' closes STEM doors, professors warn"Data science" classes don't prepare students for college-level math, science or engineering courses, say University of California...

Joanne JacobsJul 7, 20232 minEquity! Equity! What about the math?There's a lot of talk about "equity" in the latest draft of California's proposed math framework. In addition to a guarantee of...

Joanne JacobsFeb 23, 20232 minAlgebra: Gateway or barrier?“What is so magical about algebra as a math requirement?” asked Eloy Ortiz Oakley, former chancellor of California’s community college...

Joanne JacobsDec 19, 20222 minMiddle-school math is a disasterDisrupted learning's effect on middle-school math skills is worse than you think, writes David Wakelyn on The 74. "As many as 1 million...