Beyond Our Borders
5:57 am
Wed November 26, 2014

Look What Happens When Kansas, Missouri Test Scores Are On A Level Playing Field

Missouri and Kansas fourth-grade math scores compared using the state standards (top), and the international benchmarking.
Credit American Institutes for Research -- highlighting KCUR

For years, states have decided the definition of reading and math proficiency with their own sets of standards.

The result? Kansas children often seem to come out ahead of Missouri children in math and reading, when comparing the states' data.

But when this data is normalized across all 50 states, there's a different story.

RELATED: What You Probably Didn't Know About Academic Standards In Kansas And Missouri

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Up to Date
10:51 pm
Tue December 4, 2012

Chance, Virtual Athletes & An Equation For Spelling Hannukah

Applied mathematician, network scientist, and Kauffman Foundation senior fellow Sam Arbesman
Credit Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

What are the chances of your favorite athletes being replaced by pixels? Let’s just say you might not have to worry about the next hockey lockout. 

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11:01 am
Fri June 15, 2012

Child Obesity Linked To Poor Math Performance

Researchers at the University of Missouri found a link between childhood obesity and poor math performance. The study, released Thursday in the journal Child Development, monitored 6,250 children from the time they were in kindergarten until fifth grade.

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