As one of the nation’s largest urban school districts, Orange County Public Schools must confront the fact that our country cannot succeed technologically unless it brings low-income, Black and Hispanic students into the pipeline to science and engineering careers. To do this, the district has implemented the Calculus Project, which recruits students from these backgrounds into middle-school algebra classes and accelerated math sequences. These sequences culminate in the high-school calculus courses that are so important to success in math-intensive college majors like engineering, physics, computer science and meteorology.
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