The efforts to increase minority and overall student enrollment in Wake County's Algebra I middle school classes will be under the microscope in more ways than one today.
School board vice chairman John Tedesco, head of the economically disadvantaged student performance task force, said today's special meeting will look at the draft policy on increasing Algebra I enrollment. He said he's also expecting detailed school-by-school placement data for 2011-12, along with information on what's being done to increase enrollment among students identified by EVAAS as being Algebra I ready.
In addition, Tedesco said a writer from the Huffington Post plans to attend today's meeting. The liberal web site has run several articles critical of the new school board majority, including this story on Monday.
The meeting starts at 4:30 p.m. at Brentwood Elementary School, 3426 Ingram Road in North Raleigh.
Click here to view the meeting agenda. Tedesco is being interviewed by the Huffington Post writer. Her presence got WRAL to attend today's meeting.
I will have a much more detailed post, including the handouts from the meeting, later. But for now here's the online story from the meeting.