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The Teacher Shortage Crisis

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The Teacher Shortage Crisis

“I think we are in a critical situation,” said Joe Siano, Superintendent of Schools in Norman, Oklahoma, as he discussed the teacher…

October 14, 2021
4 Important Ways COVID-19 Accelerated EdTech

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4 Important Ways COVID-19 Accelerated EdTech

The education technology industry was growing fast even before COVID-19 came along. In 2019 global EdTech investments reached US$18.6…

October 13, 2021
The Never-Ending Homework Debate

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The Never-Ending Homework Debate

“I hate homework,” asserts author and mother Ayelet Waldman in a 2005 opinion piece for Salon titled “Homework hell.” Similarly strong…

October 12, 2021
Unpacking Teacher Burnout

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Unpacking Teacher Burnout

A RAND survey conducted in January 2021 found that nearly one in four teachers were considering leaving their jobs, compared with one in six…

October 11, 2021
 Math Achievement as a Predictor of College Persistence

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Math Achievement as a Predictor of College Persistence

Math Achievement: A Building Block to Future Success When students progress through their math education, they mobilize concepts and skills…

October 7, 2021
The Importance of Productive Struggle in the Mathematics Classroom

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The Importance of Productive Struggle in the Mathematics Classroom

'Productive struggle” is the process of effortful learning that empowers students to attempt solving a new math problem using logic and…

October 6, 2021
Learning Acceleration: The Key To Resolving Unfinished Learning?

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Learning Acceleration: The Key To Resolving Unfinished Learning?

Unfinished learning is a hot topic in 2021. This phrase refers to concepts students have not yet mastered that will be key to grasping…

October 5, 2021
Accelerating to Address Unfinished Learning

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Accelerating to Address Unfinished Learning

The Extended “Summer Slide” of 2020 Educators have long recognized the “Summer Slide,” the seemingly-inevitable pause in students’ reading…

October 4, 2021
Growth Mindset In Classrooms

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Growth Mindset In Classrooms

Scientific research shows that brains are malleable and can grow through learning. According to Carol Dweck, professor of psychology at…

September 27, 2021
Importance of Algebra I

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Importance of Algebra I

“Algebra has often been referred to as a ‘gatekeeper’ to higher learning—both in mathematics and in other fields,” writes Linda M. Gojak…

September 27, 2021
Closing the Mathematics Opportunity Gap

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Closing the Mathematics Opportunity Gap

STEM is one of the most rewarding career paths available today. It’s a fast-growing field packed full of opportunities and high-paying jobs…

September 23, 2021
The Role of Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom

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The Role of Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom

“Rigor” has become a buzzword in math education, and an often misunderstood one if we stop at the dictionary definition of rigor as simply…

September 21, 2021
The Puzzling Persistence of Tracking

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The Puzzling Persistence of Tracking

“So we have a practice that’s very popular [and] very common, that’s based on a flawed theory and for which there’s almost no evidence of…

September 20, 2021
Making Space for Data Science in High School Mathematics

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Making Space for Data Science in High School Mathematics

Making Space for Data Science in High School Mathematics Teaching math is not just geared towards helping students expand their professional…

September 16, 2021
COVID-19 and High Dosage Tutoring (HDT)

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COVID-19 and High Dosage Tutoring (HDT)

A Closed Door and an Open Window The Coronavirus health emergency has had astounding ramifications on people and industries across the globe…

September 8, 2021
BayTech Featured in EdWeek

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BayTech Featured in EdWeek

A few months back we announced that Yup Partner Bay Area Technology School ("BayTech") had won the EduJedi award for using technology to…

August 9, 2021
BayTech Receives EduJedi Award

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BayTech Receives EduJedi Award

The Yup Team strives to help every student thrive! This means that an award for a partner school recognizing their ability to help students…

January 29, 2021
Learning Loss In The Time Of Coronavirus: An Update

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Learning Loss In The Time Of Coronavirus: An Update

"This is not a typical year. We could see an entire semester of learning disappear for millions of students! What will we do when we have…

January 25, 2021
e-Learning in 2021

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e-Learning in 2021

As an e-Learning platform, Yup takes pride in keeping tabs on exciting developments happening in the online education world. In prior…

January 12, 2021
How to be a working parent during COVID

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How to be a working parent during COVID

Supporting working parents during COVID It’s no secret that working parents are struggling during the COVID 19 pandemic. On top of the…

January 12, 2021
What We’ve Learned About Distance Learning

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What We’ve Learned About Distance Learning

It’s been incredible to see how quickly educators and families have adapted to distance learning. Curriculum, technologies, and ways of…

January 12, 2021
Teaching Remote Math During COVID

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Teaching Remote Math During COVID

In this 7-minute video, Director of Academics Kreg Moccia presents the challenges and problems schools face as teaching and learning goes…

August 19, 2020
What Students Are Saying About Yup

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What Students Are Saying About Yup

Discover what students are saying about their experiences with the Yup Math Tutoring App What do students & teachers alike love Yup…

August 5, 2020
Ask an Educator: Bradley Conrad, Ph.D.

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Ask an Educator: Bradley Conrad, Ph.D.

20-minute read At Yup, we never stop learning! That's why we’ve been taking time to chat with fellow educators on the subjects we're most…

July 24, 2020
Your Weekly Education News Roundup

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Your Weekly Education News Roundup

The Latest Education News, Picked for You Do a quick Google search for school news. Reopening plans for the fall! Remote education apps…

July 21, 2020
Success Story: Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles

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Success Story: Collegiate Charter High School of Los Angeles

Meet Collegiate Charter High School Collegiate Charter (CCHS) is a small and mighty high school located in East Los Angeles, California. The…

July 16, 2020
We Can Make Strides Towards Education Equity Now

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We Can Make Strides Towards Education Equity Now

"We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else…

June 24, 2020
Learning Loss in the Time of Coronavirus

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Learning Loss in the Time of Coronavirus

Update Jan. 2021: An update on the Learning Loss has been published here. Summer has arrived, bringing an end to our hectic, 3-month…

May 22, 2020
Curating Happiness in Education During a Pandemic

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Curating Happiness in Education During a Pandemic

We're proud to feature this guest post from our friends at Tales from the Classroom. They are an award-winning blog for teachers and…

May 20, 2020
eBook Download: How You Can Teach for Long-Term Learning

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eBook Download: How You Can Teach for Long-Term Learning

Yup’s teaching methods form the backbone of our tutoring process. They were developed by education experts with collective decades of…

May 8, 2020
What is Yup for Schools?

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What is Yup for Schools?

Yup Math Tutoring provides instant, chat-based help from expert tutors on any math a student is working on. They snap a picture of their…

May 2, 2020
Online Resources to Supplement Learning at Home

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Online Resources to Supplement Learning at Home

Schools across the country will continue to take necessary precautions to keep students and educators safe and prevent the spread of COVID…

April 30, 2020
How to Make the Most of Distance Learning

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How to Make the Most of Distance Learning

Over the past few months, teachers and students have been adjusting their daily routines, schedules, and mindsets in order to make the most…

April 22, 2020
Yup for Schools Brings Math Tutoring to Students at Scale

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Yup for Schools Brings Math Tutoring to Students at Scale

At Yup, our mission is to empower every student to learn. In these unprecedented and uncertain times, we look to our mission as a North Star…

April 10, 2020
Math Skills Can Help Your Child Navigate Life

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Math Skills Can Help Your Child Navigate Life

Off the top of your head, some subjects might seem easier to connect to "real life" than others. Reading and writing are an obvious example…

March 18, 2020
Why Virtual Tutoring Apps May Be the Best Fit for Your Student

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Why Virtual Tutoring Apps May Be the Best Fit for Your Student

The popularity of virtual tutoring applications has skyrocketed in recent years. In fact, the supplemental education industry (which…

March 13, 2020
Popular e-Learning Tips and Tools in 2020

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Popular e-Learning Tips and Tools in 2020

In 2020, technology is on every proverbial corner. For educators and parents, it may feel like technology is also permanently glued to the…

March 10, 2020
Building Respect in the Classroom

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Building Respect in the Classroom

Respect is essential to every healthy dynamic. It should come as no shock that this is also true when building relationships with students…

March 6, 2020
Readying Students for Rigor in the Modern Classroom

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Readying Students for Rigor in the Modern Classroom

Welcome to the Modern Math Classroom We spoke with several teachers, tutors, and education journalists, and they all agree: teaching math in…

February 11, 2020
Meet the High Schooler Using Yup to Master Geometry

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Meet the High Schooler Using Yup to Master Geometry

Meet Mya and Michelle Michelle watched her daughter Mya grapple with math from an early age. “Math was hard for her, even when she was…

February 6, 2020
Parents, Let's Talk Math Challenges

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Parents, Let's Talk Math Challenges

We've spoken to hundreds of parents about the challenges they face when trying to help their children with math. "They teach math…

January 10, 2020
Mastering Math Concepts for Success

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Mastering Math Concepts for Success

Rote Learning and Concept Mastery Before we fully dive in, let's quickly review rote learning versus concept mastery with Professor Judah…

December 17, 2019
Mobile math tutoring for students

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Mobile math tutoring for students

Picture this. It’s 9:30 on a Wednesday night and you just cracked the cover of your Algebra textbook to start homework. It’s been a long day…

December 3, 2019
Personalized learning strategies for educators

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Personalized learning strategies for educators

Personalized learning can be incredibly useful for all students, whether they're excelling or working hard to not fall behind in class. By…

November 20, 2019
Yup White Paper: Why learn math

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Yup White Paper: Why learn math

Welcome to the second installment in a series of resources from Yup’s Student Success Team! In this next white paper, we provide parents…

October 29, 2019
Yup White Paper: Bringing empathy to the digital space through app-based tutoring

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Yup White Paper: Bringing empathy to the digital space through app-based tutoring

The Yup Student Success Team has been hard at work researching and writing comprehensive resources for parents, their children, and…

October 25, 2019
Welcoming Professor Judah Schwartz to Our Education Advisory Board

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Welcoming Professor Judah Schwartz to Our Education Advisory Board

The Yup team is thrilled to announce that Professor Judah Schwartz has joined as the head of our growing Education Advisory Board! Professor…

October 4, 2019
Meet a Yupper: Kreg Moccia, Director of Academics

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Meet a Yupper: Kreg Moccia, Director of Academics

We recently sat down with our Director of Academics Kreg Moccia to pick his brain and learn about his background in education. In this next…

September 27, 2019
Meet a Yupper: Kreg Moccia, Director of Academics

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Meet a Yupper: Kreg Moccia, Director of Academics

Everyone at Yup shares a deep passion for education and improving access to learning resources. Many of us are also former teachers and…

September 6, 2019
Math Tutoring Technology

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Math Tutoring Technology

In our last post, we took a deeper look at some of the teaching methods central to Yup tutoring: building Growth Mindset and using Socratic…

August 29, 2019
Every Brain is a Math Brain

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Every Brain is a Math Brain

At Yup, we know that no two students learn the same way! Some students are visual learners who process information with help from images and…

May 28, 2019
What AI needs before it can teach math like we do

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What AI needs before it can teach math like we do

Software is already teaching math, but in the same way telephone poles are teaching us to look up every now and then when we text and walk…

March 8, 2018
In the arms race for student attention, no side is winning

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In the arms race for student attention, no side is winning

Attention is practically solid. It has a span. People request, hold, lose, and pay it. You can be its center. In a very real sense, we…

November 16, 2017
The science of learning in 4 words

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The science of learning in 4 words

After quietly piling up for more than a century, memory research recently went nuts. There’s now a buffet of pop-science books, online…

November 2, 2017