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The Algebra Miracle: The True Story of a High-Poverty School's Triumph in the Age of Accountability
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A miracle is defined as a highly improbable or extraordinary accomplishment. The story of the Algebra program at JEB Stuart High School in Fairfax, Virginia, qualifies for such a designation. Over a... More > period of fifteen years, a series of ambitious, no-cost innovations which challenged the prevailing status quo in math education led to a set of academic accomplishments that were indeed improbable and extraordinary. This miracle was achieved by a high-poverty, ethnically diverse student body that was unique at the time but is now representative of schools found throughout the U.S.
For everyone touched by education from parents and students to teachers and administrators, “The Algebra Miracle” will provide insights into the complexity of finding a low-cost formula for academic success in the tight budgetary times of the 21st century. This story serves as a model of what can be accomplished when a dedicated school staff commits its time, energy and creativity to the needs of their students.< Less