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Community Colleges Consider Math Options

Remedial math is a dream killer for many students, says Robyn Toman, a math professor at Anne Arundel Community College in Maryland. More than 70 percent of students start—and often end—in noncredit developmental classes, she says. "Remedial math has become the largest single barrier to student advancement." Some community colleges are redesigning remedial classes, often adding math labs that let students work at their own pace with help from tutors. Others are rethinking the traditional math sequence, designed to take students from algebra to calculus.

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CARNEGIE NAMES THOMAS TOCH SENIOR FELLOW FOR PUBLIC POLICY ENGAGEMENT

Education policy expert and writer Thomas Toch has joined the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a senior fellow for public policy engagement.  Toch will contribute to Carnegie’s initiatives to strengthen the K-12 teaching profession, improve the success rates of students in public higher education, and rethink the relationship between research and practice in American education.

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EMPHASIZING THE AMBITIOUS: Q&A WITH KATI HAYCOCK
Kati Haycock, the president of The Education Trust and a warrior in the battle to close achievement gaps, reflects on the value of NCLB, what’s she learned about the task, and what’s required to move ahead, in an interview with Phi Delta Kappan magazine. (Haycock is a Carnegie Board member.)


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