* I will be on vacation from 10-20 August 2000. – Editor * * ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORNIA FOCUS) * “Middle Schools the Next Front in Reform Battle” by Martha Groves […]

# 2000

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 18 – 28 July 2000

* ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORNIA FOCUS) * (1) “‘Research Based’ Mathematics Education Policy: The Case of California 1995-1998” by Bill Jacob and Joan Akers. Source: International Journal for Mathematics Teaching and Learning. Available […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 17 – 5 July 2000

* ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORNIA FOCUS) * “A City Rebels Against State Standards” by Richard Rothstein Source: New York Times – 21 June 2000 http://www.nytimes.com/library/national/regional/062100lessons-edu.html Although “local control” means little for huge districts […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 16 – 15 June 2000

ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORIA FOCUS) * (1) IMAP and CRP Members Approved The State Board of Education has approved 64 individuals to serve on the Mathematics Instructional Materials Advisory Panel […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 15 – 3 June 2000

* ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORIA FOCUS) * (1) California Professional Development Institutes for Mathematics Source: http://www.ucop.edu/math/ A statewide listing of all institute dates and university contacts is available at http://www.ucop.edu/math/mathcontacts.html . “The California Professional […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 14 – 17 May 2000

* ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (NATIONAL FOCUS) * “The Math Meltdown“ The 16 May 2000 issue of the Christian Science Monitor has a series of articles pertaining to mathematics education. Excerpts from these […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 13 – 10 May 2000

ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORIA FOCUS) * (1) Congratulations Presidentail Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Recipients Congratulations to Diana Herrington (Clovis High School math teacher and a member […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 12 – 1 May 2000

* ARTICLES, LETTERS, ANNOUNCEMENTS (CALIFORIA FOCUS) * (1) “L.A. Proposes Linking Teacher Pay to Tests” by Ann Bradley Source: Education Week — 22 March 2000 http://www.edweek.org/ew/ewstory.cfm?slug=281a. Interim Superintendent Ramon C. Cortines last week […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 11 – 20 April 2000

Notes: I will be in New Orleans from April 22-29 attending the AERA conference and hope to see some of you at the SIG-Research in Mathematics Education meeting. The California […]

# COMET • Vol. 1, No. 10 – 5 April 2000

* Note: I will be in Chicago from April 9-16 for the NCSM and NCTM conferences and the (SIG/RME) Research Presession. I hope to see many of you there. * […]