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As Seen Through the Eyes of ASA’s K–12 Statistical Ambassador: The State of K–12 Statistics Education

In today’s data-driven society, there is a pressing need for all citizens to become statistical thinkers. The ASA leadership believes this must begin in the early school years, not just for those students who take one introductory college course. It is essential that statistics education is recognized as central to ensuring all graduating high-school students are college and career ready. Here, the K-12 Statistical Ambassador, Christine Franklin, summarizes the work being done in support of statistical education for both students and teachers.

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Departments, Education, undergraduate statistics education »

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Departments, Education, undergraduate statistics education »

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ASA President Barry Nussbaum traveled to two major statistical conferences this summer. Here, he discusses their similarities and differences, as well as the future of the profession.

Statisticians in History »

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