Richmond County, GA School System and Carnegie Learning Announce Math Curricula Development Partnership


Richmond County, GA School System and Carnegie Learning Announce Math Curricula Development Partnership

Superintendent Dr. Dana Bedden Leads Project to Improve Middle School Transition to High School Math

PITTSBURGH, PA, September 14, 2009 – Carnegie Learning, Inc., publisher of innovative, research-based math solutions for middle school, high school and post-secondary students, today announced the company is developing a new middle school Georgia math sequence in partnership with Richmond County School System in Augusta. The three-year mathematics program will include student textbooks, teacher materials and professional development programs. The curricula will be implemented in the Richmond County School System in the 2010-11 school year.

“Georgia has raised expectations for teacher and student performance in math, and Carnegie Learning is working closely with progressive districts to help reach their objectives,” said Dennis Ciccone, chief executive officer of Carnegie Learning, Inc. “Richmond County is committed to helping middle school students gain a greater conceptual understanding of mathematics. This partnership with Superintendent Dr. Bedden and his staff allows us to apply Carnegie Learning’s rich research and expertise in mathematics to develop a highly effective program that prepares Richmond County middle school students to succeed in higher level math courses.”

Aligned to the Georgia Mathematics Performance Standards, the new Carnegie Learning® middle school math curricula for the Richmond County School System will emphasize a deeper conceptual knowledge of math based on problem solving, reasoning, the use of multiple representations and making real-world connections to the concepts. Carnegie Learning® Textbooks support a collaborative classroom environment that encourages students to work both independently and cooperatively to solve problems, estimate and compute efficiently and verbally communicate their mathematical understanding.

“Richmond County is using Carnegie Learning® Math Programs at the high school level and we are seeing very strong results,” said Dr. Dana Bedden, superintendent of Richmond County School System.“We believe this partnership with a math leader like Carnegie Learning will result in performance improvements in middle school that will, ultimately, create even greater success and change in our high schools.”

In February 2008, Carnegie Learning, Inc. introduced a research-based, integrated mathematics program for Georgia’s secondary students designed, specifically, to meet new, more rigorous high school math requirements being implemented by the Georgia Department of Education in fall 2008. In the last 18 months, Georgia school districts have purchased $8 million of Carnegie Learning® Georgia Mathematics 1 and Georgia Mathematics 2 for high schools throughout the state.

About Carnegie Learning (www.carnegielearning.com)
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. Our curricula – Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Integrated Math programs – provide differentiated instruction that helps 500,000 students in nearly 2600 schools throughout the U.S. to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning® Blended Math Curricula integrate interactive software, text, and collaborative classroom activity for core, full-year math instruction. Carnegie Learning® Adaptive Math Curricula Solutions feature Cognitive Tutor® Software that may be customized for Response to Intervention programs. All solutions are supported by Carnegie Learning® Professional Development Services. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded in 1999 by cognitive and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.

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Contact:
Mary Murrin
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
(412) 690-2442 X176