MANGO Math will be attending the Title 1 Conference in Houston, TX.
For those that don’t know Title 1 is a federally funded mandate that provides schools moneys to help “close the achievement gap”. It is more complicated than that but the one section that is most familiar to people is Part A, Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged.
The No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) allowed two basic options for Title 1 students. 1) they could select a school to attend or 2) the school could provide extended day education. In researching this I found that a 2007 study that showed that students who had money follow them to a new school did not fare any better or worse. But schools that provided extended day learning saw students, who attended those services, showed statistically significant positive affects in both reading and math.
What this says to me is that it really doesn’t make that big of difference what school the students attend as long as their out of school time is supportive to their educational growth. A lot of you are probably like me and had your kids enrolled in a number of after school activities like gymnastics, cooking classes, farm camp, etc. Others don’t have all these wonderful options and what is provided at their school or local, walk-able club, is their means of getting extended learning. We will see how the new Elementary and Secondary Educational Act (ESEA) does with promoting extended day learning.
MANGO Math means to help all those that are trying to extend their learning in and out of school. Check out the 165 different lessons that help engage student and expand their math knowledge.
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