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December 23rd, 2011 - 10:20 am § in 2011 - December

Celebrating the life of Dr. Vida M Gaynor, Ph.D.

Dr. Vida M. Gaynor, Ph.D., beloved Elder, passed Sunday, October 23, 2011 in Jackson, MS.  Dr. Gaynor served on the founding Algebra Project Board of Directors in 1991 as the organization incorporated that year; many may remember her participation in the early national Algebra Project meetings of t[...]

July 14th, 2013 - 9:14 pm § in 2013 - Summer

Testimony from Sidney Carey, graduate of the 1st student cohort in Jackson, MS

I was first introduced to the Algebra Project in 2002 when I started high school at Lanier High in Jackson MS. The thing that really stuck out and kind of changed my life was the sense of ownership and control that I was given in and out of the classroom. During my first year with […][...]

December 23rd, 2011 - 10:22 am § in 2011 - December

A message from Ben Moynihan, AP Director of Operations

Greetings, All. We are grateful to share these stories about the collaborative work with schools, students, parents, administrators, and with university and organizational partners that make the impact of our mission so much more effective. We seek to grow a vibrant national network so that when a n[...]

July 14th, 2013 - 9:18 pm § in 2013 - Summer

A Window into Gabriel Costa’s Classroom

Gabriel Costa, a 3rd Grade teacher for Spanish Immersion in the Mansfield City Schools, made the following observations about how the Algebra Project’s Professional Development workshops have impacted his teaching: Bailey and Beonca carefully measure one of the triangle’s leg with markers; Conno[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:23 pm § in 2012 - December

Kenmegne’s expanded role strengthens the AP’s operational team

Edwige Kenmegne began working with the project in January 2011, and completed her MBA and MSA degrees at UMass-Boston. As of October 2012, Edwige serves as Finance & Accounting Associate full-time with the project. This summer she led an overhaul of the project’s Financial Policies and Procedu[...]

July 14th, 2013 - 9:21 pm § in 2013 - Summer

Partnership Yields Teacher Growth in Mansfield OH

Mansfield High School is a highly successful site for the Math Cohort High School model.  More than 80% of the current cohort, now seniors, are expected to graduate on time this spring AND attend college.  In January 2012, observing the success of the cohort at the end of Grade 10, the Mansfield C[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:24 pm § in 2012 - December

Moses and Secondary Mathematics Laboratory in third year at U. Michigan

Taught by Robert Moses, the Secondary Math Lab (SML) is a two-week algebra course at the University of Michigan School of Education that draws heavily on curriculum developed by the Algebra Project. Moses works with SML staff and participants to create rich mathematical experiences designed to accel[...]

July 14th, 2013 - 9:23 pm § in 2013 - Summer

NSF Supported Research on High School Cohorts Nears Completion

We are now synthesizing lessons learned on the multiple fronts of development and implementation of individual cohort classes in collaboration with universities and schools.  In the course of this research, local universities, YPP, the Industrial Areas Foundation, and other partners have worked clo[...]

November 28th, 2012 - 8:25 pm § in 2012 - December

The Algebra Project is back in Miami!

In July 2012, 40 incoming 9th grade students and 4 teachers from Miami Northwestern Senior High in Liberty City participated in a 4-week Algebra Project Summer Institute at Florida International University (FIU) to receive instruction in mathematics, language arts, and learn about the Young People[...]

July 14th, 2013 - 9:26 pm § in 2013 - Summer

Origins of High School Math Cohorts

Since 2002, the Algebra Project has been developing a “Math Cohort Model” that will prepare students who previously performed in the lowest quartile on standardized mathematics exams to graduate high school in four years prepared to succeed in credit bearing college mathematics courses.  The mo[...]