Parents concerned that new math curriculum stifles acceleration

12/3/2012 | Washington Post, The

For students who can move at a faster pace in math, a new curriculum in Montgomery County, Md., schools could be slowing their ability to advance in the subject, some say. A group of parents is gathering support to try to change the district's approach in handling the placement of students who may be able to take algebra before eighth grade, for example. However, district officials say the new curriculum provides rigorous instruction and has students learning material once considered "accelerated" in earlier grades.

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