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The Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators has released its Standards for Preparing Teachers of Mathematics. These are comprehensive, aspirational standards describing a national vision for the initial preparation of all teachers PreK-12 who teach mathematics.
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Lewis-Burke Associates has just released its analysis of the President’s proposed 2018 budget. It includes $6.653 billion for NSF, $819 million or 11% below the FY 2017 enacted budget, and 11.2% below the FY 2016 budget. Some of the details are given below.
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On May 18, thirty professional societies in the sciences, including CBMS and nine of the CBMS societies, signed onto a letter to the U.S. Department of State, responding to the new guidelines for visa applicants. See the update on this issue from the National Academies.
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The CBMS Council met at the ASA Headquarters on May 5, 2017 and heard presentations from Phil Kutzko on the Math Alliance, Stephen Provasnik and Samantha Burg on the recent NAEP and TIMSS results, Karen Saxe with a budget and legislative update, and Brit Kirwan on TPSE.
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Several of the CBMS member societies have posted formal protests of President Trump’s Executive Order temporarily suspending entry benefits to citizens of seven predominantly Muslim countries. They express a common concern that this action could adversely affect the health and vitality of America’s universities, research institutes, and industrial sector.
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In a major cooperative effort to improve mathematics learning in the critical first two years of college, five mathematical sciences professional societies (AMS, AMATYC, ASA, MAA, and SIAM) have joined forces to address a wide range of issues that affect the first two years of collegiate mathematics.
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Fifteen of the presidents of the CBMS member societies have signed onto the following statement supporting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.
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Fifteen of the presidents of the CBMS member societies have signed onto the following statement urging the incorporation of effective learning into post-secondary mathematics classroom. Download PDF file of full report
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