Summit Charter Teachers Integrating Technology: Part 3–Precalculus

Larry Cuban on School Reform and Classroom Practice

There are eight Summit charter schools in the San Francisco Bay area (and two in Washington state). They serve over 2,500 students of whom nearly half are Latino, 20 percent are white, 11 percent are Asian, seven percent are multiracial and six percent are African American. Just over  40 percent are poor (the proxy measure for poverty are those students eligible for free and reduced price lunch). Ninety-eight percent graduate and attend at least one four-year college. Summit Prep, where Precalucus teacher, Ethan Edwards teaches, was the first school (2003) in the charter network. Ninth through 12th grade, Summit Prep has 400 students chosen through lottery who seek to attend college. Like other Summit schools, Prep has a similar demography of diverse population and rate of poverty to the rest of the schools in the network.

The Block 2 Precalculus class in Redwood City began at 10:40 and ended…

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