Class Struggle: Accelerated Math

Posted at 11:22 AM ET, 06/18/2009

Should Advanced Elementary Students Be Bussed to a Middle School?

Dear Extra Credit: I am a former Montgomery County public schools employee, a parent of two in the system and a lifelong educator. An accelerated math program is presenting a unique challenge for the whole system. As a parent,...

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Categories:  Extra Credit | Tags:  Accelerated Math, Montgomery Public Schools, bureaucracy

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 04/13/2009

Accelerated Math Challenge, For a Student and Her Mom

Anne McCracken Ehlers's third-grade daughter was not doing well in accelerated fourth-grade math at Whetstone Elementary School in Gaithersburg. Becca was spending far too long on her assignments. She was confused. She was unhappy. Ehlers is a teacher herself, in...

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Categories:  Metro Monday | Tags:  Accelerated Math, Advanced Classes