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Mass. Students Excel In Math And Science

Math homework. (THEMACGIRL*/Flickr)

Math homework. (THEMACGIRL*/Flickr)

Massachusetts students are among the best in the world in math and science. We’ll take a look at what’s happening inside classrooms across the state and if what we’re doing in Mass. can be replicated in other states.


  • Christos Zahopoulos, professor of engineering and education at Northeastern University and founder and executive director of its Center for STEM Education. He also serves on Gov. Patrick’s STEM Advisory Council and co-chairs the state’s Standards and Assessments Committee.



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  • http://www.fibrowitch.net Jan Dumas

    So Massachusetts has some of the smartest 8th graders on the planet!!  So why  does Radio Boston  and even local government look out side the commonwealth for new talent. We grow it right here!!  Quit looking down on the natives WBUR!!

  • Laura

     There is often a lot in the news about how US
    students lag behind others countries on international exams. I have
    often wished that these scores were published by state. Typically states
    have to pay additional money to be reported separately. Test scores do
    NOT, by any means tell the whole story. But as a teacher it was
    frustrating to continuously hear and see the “US students lag
    behind….” headline. Also, this is not a new achievement  for MA students.

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