Math achievement recognized

The nonprofit MIND Research Institute hosted its 7th Annual Awards Dinner on October 8th, 2010 to honor 14 of the 27 schools in Chicago’s Area Thirteen school district and 3 California schools that have demonstrated high levels of student achievement in math with MIND’s technology-based instructional program.

Sally Ride, physicist and the first American woman in space, addressed the importance of having a world-class mathematics education in today’s information- and knowledge-driven society, saying,"The United States ranks 24th out of 29 countries on math achievement and too many students are not equipped to enter careers in mathematics, science, engineering and technology.”