LAEP is working with teachers to help more than 750 low-income students pass Algebra I by the end of 9th grade. Research shows that students who pass Algebra I by the end of 9th grade are twice as likely to graduate from high school. Passing Algebra I is also a gateway to higher level mathematics and preparation for college and career.
About 30 teachers participate in a monthly math collaborative where they work together to explore and share instructional strategies that engage students in discovery and the learning of math.
Instructional coaching from LAEP’s math coach provides teachers professional support to build the capacity and autonomy to deliver engaging math lessons in their classrooms rooted in real world questions and problem solving.
LAEP’s Algebra I Success program is supported by: The Boeing Company, Edison International and Southern California Gas Company, A Sempra Energy utility.
2014 Design Challenge Honorary Committee: Congressman Xavier Becerra; Congressman Tony Cárdenas; Congresswoman Judy Chu; Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard; Congressman Adam Schiff; State Senator Kevin de León; State Senator Holly Mitchell; State Senator Alex Padilla; Assemblymember Jimmy Gómez; Assemblymember Isadore Hall, III: Assemblymember Reggie Jones-Sawyer; Supervisor Gloria Molina; Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas; Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky; Councilmember Curren D. Price, Jr.;LAUSD Superintendent John E. Deasy, LAUSD Board President Richard Vladovic; LAUSD Board Member Steve Zimmer; LAUSD Board Member Mónica García; Jan Perry, Interim General Manager, City of Los Angeles Economic Development Department; Darline P. Robles, USC Professor of Clinical Education; Robert Sainz, Assistant General Manager of Operations, City of Los Angeles