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Do you have any information about the Puerto Rico math...

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In one of Carol Fry Bohlin's recent Comet newsletters she writes about this project and provides a web-site about it. Hope this helps. "Puerto Rico Closes the Gap" by Marjorie Coeyman For all the debate about overhauling math education in the US, there have been few actual gains in student achievement. That's why news of a program in Puerto Rico has drawn attention from those interested in math reform. In 1992, the island launched an initiative in its public schools, aiming to close a 70-point gap between public school students and their private-school counterparts on standardized tests. Educators expected modest improvement, but got a lot more*


Joni Falk, 8/4/2000