ITTSBURGH, PA, September 1, 2009 – Dothan City Schools in Alabama purchased Carnegie Learning® Bridge to Algebra and Carnegie Learning® Algebra I Math Curricula Solutions for implementation this fall with nearly 1200 students in the District’s four middle schools. Purchased with special allocation funds from the city of Dothan, Carnegie Learning® Math Programs will be used as a Response to Intervention solution in two middle schools, and as a math acceleration program in Dothan City Schools’ two middle school magnet programs.

“The transition from arithmetic to algebra is often a stumbling block for students moving from middle school to high school,” said Allyson Morgan, secondary curriculum director for Dothan City Schools. “We are focused on preparing our students to think conceptually and with a deeper understanding of the connections among verbal, numeric, graphic, and algebraic representations. The Carnegie Learning combined software and textbook model delivers engaging, self-paced instruction that we believe will better prepare our students to succeed in higher level mathematics.”

Carnegie Learning® Math Programs include interactive software lessons, print resources, collaborative classroom activity, ongoing formative assessment of student and class progress, and Professional Development services. Based upon an artificial intelligence model, the Cognitive Tutor® Software provides self-paced, differentiated instruction that identifies a student’s strengths and weaknesses and individualizes instruction to improve conceptual understanding. Instructors can re-sequence units to build a custom program that meets the intervention or acceleration needs of a class or an individual. Carnegie Learning® Textbooks engage students in classroom activities that strengthen understanding of math as it applies to the real world, and collaborative classroom activities encourage students to work cooperatively to solve problems, while improving reasoning and communication skills.

About Carnegie Learning (
Carnegie Learning, Inc. is a leading publisher of innovative, research-based math curricula for middle school, high school, and post-secondary students. Our curricula – Bridge to Algebra, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II, and Integrated Math programs – provide differentiated instruction that helps 500,000 students in nearly 2600 schools throughout the U.S. to succeed in math as a gateway to graduation and the 21st century workforce. Carnegie Learning® Blended Math Curricula integrate interactive software, text, and collaborative classroom activity for core, full-year math instruction. Carnegie Learning® Adaptive Math Curricula Solutions feature Cognitive Tutor® Software that may be customized for Response to Intervention programs. All solutions are supported by Carnegie Learning® Professional Development Services. Based in Pittsburgh, PA, Carnegie Learning was founded in 1999 by cognitive and computer scientists from Carnegie Mellon University in conjunction with veteran mathematics teachers.

Mary Murrin
Carnegie Learning, Inc.
(412) 690-2442 X176

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