The Associated Press reports that the latest test scores “show the nation’s fourth- and eighth-graders are doing the best ever in math, but schools still have a long way to go to get everyone on grade level. […] In math, 40 percent of the fourth-graders and 35 percent of the eighth-graders had reached [proficiency].” The New York Times also picked up on the story, noting that although math skills have improved, reading scores continue to lag.
The nationwide need for innovative and creative teachers persists. In response, Nazareth’s School of Education has in place numerous partnerships and collaborations that directly benefit K–12 students in underserved areas, including the Rochester City School District. And beginning in fall 2012, the College’s Integrated Center for Math and Science will help the College better prepare and educate the future teachers in this region and beyond.