It’s time to reconsider whether Algebra 2 really creates the opportunities we have long assumed and build more rigorous pathways that lead students to college.

Mentor-mentee relationships among formerly incarcerated students go beyond social, cultural, intellectual, and campus knowledge. These relationships can empower and transform the lives of students by increasing academic and employment opportunities.

Faculty and staff teaching in California prisons will get the opportunity to “practice what they preach” this fall when they convene in the woods for a weekend of wellness and professional development.

Every time I visit a prison classroom, I am asked the same question: When is the BA coming? The demand is real, and we owe it to the students to make it happen. The challenges, however, are equally real.

If the goal is to increase equitable access to advanced math, policies to address the three barriers highlighted by PPIC — not university admissions requirements — are the place to begin.

It’s time to reconsider whether Algebra 2 really creates the opportunities we have long assumed and build more rigorous pathways that lead students to college.

If the goal is to increase equitable access to advanced math, policies to address the three barriers highlighted by PPIC — not university admissions requirements — are the place to begin.

If the goal is to increase equitable access to advanced math, policies to address the three barriers highlighted by PPIC — not university admissions requirements — are the place to begin.

Just Equations’ report The Mathematics of Opportunity describes the limitations of traditional practices and highlights emerging approaches. The goal is to ensure that mathematics education is more equity-oriented and that math requirements are more valid and aligned across educational systems.

It’s now the official policy of California’s community colleges that, with few exceptions, students at the system’s 112 colleges should not be compelled to take remedial math courses.

New regulations that govern how students meet their college math requirements have the potential to open new doors for tens of thousands of students each year … students who in the past might have gotten stuck in remedial math courses they didn’t even need.