Forum - Why is Algebra so important in 8th grade? (correction)

Monday, June 28, 2010

Knightdale 100 thanks Dr. Kenneth A. Branch - (Senior Director, Middle School Programs) for speaking and showing his slides stating the importance of Algebra being a gatekeeper subject. Dr. Branch asked us to provide a correction to one piece of information he shared: During the June 24th, K100 Education Forum, Kenneth Branch stated that 50% of Wake County Public School System 8th graders were taking Algebra I.  He sent a correction stating the wrong percentage was shared.  In actuality, approximately 33% of WCPSS 8th grade students were enrolled in Algebra I during the 2009 - 2010 academic year.

We thank Dr. Branch for providing this follow-up.  Please find the presentation slides here.


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