PITTSBURGH, PA, December 5, 2006–Carnegie Learning, Inc., the leading publisher of research-based math curricula for middle school and high school students, today announced that the Commonwealth of Kentucky’s Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC) has purchased Carnegie Learning’s Bridge to Algebra curriculum for seventh graders in seven districts. The $300,000 purchase includes subsequent plans to implement Carnegie Learning’s Algebra I, Geometry, and Algebra II programs for these students over five years, providing a full math program that will follow them though to high school graduation.
“GRREC is committed to graduation for all students across Kentucky, and math is often one of the greatest obstacles to graduation,” said Liz Storey, Executive Director of Kentucky’s Green River Regional Educational Cooperative. “We are very pleased to continue to expand our relationship with Carnegie Learning which, we believe, will help to improve the way students learn math and prepare them for a better future.”
This purchase was made, in part, with funds from the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) program. This federal initiative is a discretionary grant program designed to increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education. GEAR UP provides six-year grants to states and partnerships to provide services to underserved middle and high schools.
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Carnegie Learning is a leading publisher of core, full-year mathematics programs as well as supplemental intervention applications for middle school and high school students. The company’s Cognitive Tutor® is helping more than 475,000 students in over 1300 school districts across the United States succeed in math by integrating interactive software sessions, text, and student-centered classroom lessons into a unique learning platform for algebra readiness, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II and Integrated Math programs. The U.S. Department of Education recognizes Carnegie Learning’s Cognitive Tutor Algebra I program as one of only two math curricula scientifically proven to have significant, positive effects on student learning. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded by cognitive science researchers from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.