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Thursday, February 24, 2011 - 10:31am

Some Reject High School Math Curriculum

State education officials could decide next month whether to allow districts to scrap Georgia’s high school math curriculum. The move comes after complaints from parents and lawmakers.

Last year 80-thousand students across the state failed their final exams in integrated math. It’s a state mandated curriculum where several math concepts are taught at the same time.

State School Superintendent John Barge is asking the State School Board to give local districts the option to keep the curriculum, return to a single subject model or combine the two.

“There’s concern over the Georgia High School graduation test that takes place next month that is aligned to the new curriculum and whether or not students will be successful on that test.”

Close to half of the state’s school districts have indicated they will make the switch.