Op Ed Connects Curriculum, US Students' Math Performance

Dec 23, 2004, 00:00 ET from TERC

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- An opinion piece co-authored by
 TERC's Susan Jo Russell, and University of Arizona Professor William McCallum
 recently ran in The Boston Globe on December 14, 2004.  It was among the first
 to incorporate the findings of the just-released data from the Program for
 International Student Assessment and make the argument that an innovative math
 curriculum like Investigations in Number, Data and Space-when part of a
 comprehensive math program-can help close the achievement gap.
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