eNews Newsletter
December 2015
National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics
Leadership Resources
The Annual Conference for the Association of Mathematics Teacher Educators (AMTE) will be held January 28-30, 2016, in Irvine, CA. Drs. Ed Dickey and Francis (Skip) Fennell will be featured speakers. Hurry, as late registration must be received by January 8!

What's Happening in Mathematics Education
American Statistical Association Report on Demand for Statisticians

Statistics is one of the fastest-growing degrees in the U.S., but the growth may not be enough to satisfy the high demand for statisticians in technology, consumer products, health care, government, manufacturing and other areas of the economy, an analysis conducted by the American Statistical Association (ASA) finds.  Read more about the October 1, 2015 report.

What's New at NCSM
The 2016 NCSM Annual Conference (April 10-13), Oakland, CA, is quickly approaching! Advanced registration deadline is March 15, 2016. We hope to see you in April!

Welcome to the December 2015

The NCSM eNews is published monthly. Our goal is to provide the NCSM community with current happenings for both the NCSM organization and mathematics education. Please let us know if you have suggestions for future editions. Enjoy the holiday season.

Babette M. Benken, eNews Editor 
Message from the NCSM President, John Staley 

"Leading in a time of change" is a continued theme throughout the year as last week marked the long awaited signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act by President Obama. As we begin to review the new law, many of us can remember 2002 and the beginning of No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB). During the next few months I am sure that educators and non-educators at all levels will engage in conversations focused on
  • similarities and differences between the two laws,
  • pros and cons of the new law, and
  • how the new law impacts our work in mathematics education.
I ask that you pause and reflect on lessons learned during the past thirteen years under NCLB and most importantly the need to learn from our past as we look the future. Too many students still struggle in mathematics classrooms around the country and too many gaps still exist. The true "miracle" is yet to be seen as we continue to shift the conversations from an emphasis on "standards and assessments" to making mathematics meaningful, relevant, and accessible for each and every student. Together we can do our part and take the necessary steps to ensure that Every Student Succeeds in mathematics.

Happy holidays to all and have a great winter break!

Dr. Keith Devlin to Speak at Annual Conference

Dr. Keith Devlin, who currently serves as senior research scientist at Stanford University and a visiting professor of distinguished teaching at Princeton University, will be the Keynote Speaker at the NCSM 2016 Annual Conference. He has authored over 80 papers and 32 books. Outside of academia, he appears as the "Math Guy" on NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday. Read more about Dr. Devlin in an article featuring the Professor in the Daily Princetonian.

Annual Conference: April 11-13, 2016

Annual Conference
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