For those who’ve been following the 8th grade algebra imbroglio, here’s new news as of Monday, Oct. 28th, 2016.
Supervisors Wiener and Tang Announce Deal with Mayor Ed Lee to Fund Algebra for Public School Students
Supervisors Wiener and Tang & Mayor Lee announce funding to pay for low-income students to complete Algebra 1 through private courses
San Francisco — Today Supervisors Scott Wiener and Katy Tang announced that, in partnership with Mayor Ed Lee, they have successfully secured funding to help low-income students access additional math instruction to earn their algebra 1 course credit. Eight grade algebra was eliminated from the San Francisco public school curriculum as part of the adoption of the Common Core curriculum.
Last month, Supervisors Wiener and Tang introduced a $70,000 budget supplemental to fund online algebra courses for low-income students. Mayor Ed Lee stepped in to identify existing funding as well as expand accredited course options to Algebra 1 or Geometry. By providing these options, students will have the opportunity to stay on an advanced math schedule while still sequencing math content in a way that honors the goals of the Common Core curriculum. Supervisors Wiener and Tang will work with the Mayor’s office, the Department of Children Youth and their Families, and the School District to help students choose from an approved online program, summer school option, or dual enrollment.
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