Two young Black high school students, Calcea Johnson and Ne’Kiya Jackson from St. Mary’s Academy in New Orleans, have achieved a groundbreaking mathematical feat by finding a trigonometric proof of the Pythagorean Theorem—a task considered impossible for over 2,000 years. This theorem, fundamental in geometry, states that in a right triangle, the square of the […]

National educational assessment numbers are in they are not good, post Covid-19 pandemic. 4th and 8th graders fell behind in reading and had the largest ever decline in math. The alarming findings are based on the National Assessment of Educational Progress reading and math exams, often called the “Nation’s Report Card”. The gaps between White students […]

Pharrell Williams plans to open a group of small nonprofit private schools in Virginia. The Grammy-winner said in a press release in which he called out the current state of affairs regarding the school system, according to The Virginian-Pilot. “We don’t want lockstep learning where so many kids fall behind; we want bespoke learning designed for […]

David Narváez, a doctoral student at RIT and his team of researchers have made mathematic history, solving a 90 year old math problem called Keller’s Conjecture. Narváez used his knowledge of information sciences, computing and symmetry-breaking to assist a group of computers solve the problem in 30 minutes. In addition, he brought techniques that made […]

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