School board approves controversial math curriculum

March 30, 2010

After a nearly two-year process, Issaquah School Board members voted 4-1 March 24 to adopt Key Curriculum Press’ Discovering Mathematics algebra and geometry books for high schoolers. Read more

School board approves controversial math curriculum

March 26, 2010

NEW — 4:54 p.m. March 26, 2010

After a nearly two-year process, Issaquah School Board members voted 4-1 Wednesday to adopt Key Curriculum Press’ Discovering Mathematics algebra and geometry books for high schoolers.

The only dissenting vote was board member Chad Magendanz, who said he felt the process used to select the materials by the district’s teacher-driven Math Adoption Committee could have been more thorough.

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Controversial math textbooks recommended to school board

March 16, 2010

Issaquah School District officials presented a recommendation to adopt Key Curriculum Press’ Discovering Mathematics curriculum to the Issaquah School Board March 10. Read more

Math conversations gather data and reveal questions

November 10, 2009

Issaquah School District officials have hosted two high school mathematics meetings and there’s one more where you can voice your opinion. Read more

High school math adoption is put on hold

June 30, 2009

After community concern and lack of clarity from the state, Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen told school board members June 24 that he decided to delay a high school math curriculum adoption for a year. Read more

High School math curriculum adoption is put on hold

June 25, 2009

NEW — 2:31 p.m. June 25, 2009

After community concern and lack of clarity at the state level, Issaquah School District Superintendent Steve Rasmussen told school board members June 24 that he had decided to delay the district’s high school math adoption for one year.

“The teachers on the adoption committee have done thorough, exceptional work and we don’t want to lose that. But it is prudent to wait for the dust to settle,” he said.

Teachers will continue to use the current math program, College Prep Mathematics, when students come back to class in the fall, said Patrick Murphy, executive director of secondary education.

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