Urging the nation to "do school differently," a new report recommends a set of concrete actions for federal, state, and local education leaders to take to transform math and science instruction and bring the United States back to the forefront of global competition.

"The Opportunity Equation: Transforming Mathematics and Science Education for Citizenship and the Global Economy," released by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and its Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics and Science Education, advocates for several changes among American schools and colleges.

(See this summary of the report’s recommended actions: http://www.opportunityequation.org/report/executive-summary/)

Specifically, the report calls for common standards...

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