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December 23rd, 2011 - 10:04 am § in 2011 - December

AP teacher Marcus Hung receives National Board Certification

The Algebra Project community celebrates Marcus Hung’s recent completion of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certification.  A NBPTS certificate is “achieved upon successful completion of a voluntary assessment program designed to recognize effective and accomplished teachers who meet high standards based on what teachers should know and be able to do” (from the NBPTS website). National Board candidates in mathematics are required to complete a rigorous assessment (covering everything from Algebra to Calculus) and submit four portfolio entries that demonstrate clear and convincing evidence of highly accomplished teaching.  We applaud Marcus’ use of mentoring, teaching, and leadership in the Algebra Project, which provided a framework for his work in this process.

Marcus also leads the AP’s Teacher Curriculum Team (TCT) which has gathered various AP teachers to work on the Trip Line module, and is a member of the project’s Teacher Resource Materials (TRM) working group, which has recently been working on aligning Algebra Project curriculum modules with the new Common Core State Standards for Mathematics.

Also, this Fall, Marcus began a 5-year Master Teacher Fellowship with Math for America at U.C. Berkeley, which he will use to further explore teacher leadership and work to incorporate Algebra Project pedagogy in professional development support of other teachers.

November 28th, 2012 - 8:26 pm § in 2012 - December

Augustus Hawkins High School in Los Angeles leverages Algebra Project

Last year, school Administrators Andre Hargunani and Tony Terry and a team of teachers successfully petitioned the Los Angeles Unified School District to run the reopened Augustus Hawkins High School in South Los Angeles. About 500 students at Augustus Hawkins High are using Algebra Project curricul[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:27 pm § in 2012 - December

Nashville’s Napier Elementary site of new collaboration with the ETS

Educational Testing Service and Napier Elementary School in Nashville, TN, are partnering with the Algebra Project and the Young People’s Project to offer an innovative strategy supporting elementary students’ acquisition of number facts. The AP has provided professional development to teachers [...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:27 pm § in 2012 - December

Algebra Project joins “Teachers as Professionals” at Park City Math Institute

This July, Algebra Project teachers Amy Stoyko, Marian Currell and Monica Tienda and Naama Lewis of the Young People’s Project (YPP), traveled to Utah to participate in the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences ad hoc Committee on Teachers as Professionals, at the annual Park City Math Ins[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:28 pm § in 2012 - December

Working meeting foreshadows “Whole Schools” national coalition building

Supported by Princeton University, Educational Testing Service (ETS), and a five-year National Science Foundation study of Algebra Project high school student cohorts, more than 90 people—students, teachers, school administrators, university researchers, and activists—gathered at in Princeton, N[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:28 pm § in 2012 - December

“We the People” forum links voting rights legacy & public education

We the People of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for th[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:29 pm § in 2012 - December

Princeton Univ. Center for African American Studies Fellowship bears fruit

Bob Moses’s fellowship in the fall of 2011 and spring 2012 at the Center for African American Studies (CAAS) at Princeton University provided the opportunity and resources needed to activate the Algebra Project’s (AP) new phase of engagement towards a national discussion calling for Quality Publ[...]