NJ Seeds

I’ve written posts about the Crimson Summer Academy on two earlier occasions: August 20, 2006, and May 23, 2005. Now I’m designing a math curriculum for a program with a somewhat similar basis in New Jersey: the College Prep Program of NJSEEDS. Note their self-description:

The SEEDS College Preparatory Program prepares academically motivated, financially-limited students for admission to selective four-year colleges. The Program includes weekend and summer Honors Classes, cultural enrichment and assistance with the college admissions and financial aid process.

The most interesting thing about both of these programs is their response to the achivement gap problem. Intensive summer programs, small honors-level classes, continued attention during the school year… all of these make a big difference, and I suspect that they’re the only way to make a big difference. Stay tuned…

Categories: Math, Teaching & Learning