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Education Notebook: Community invited to night of math

Thu., Jan. 17, 2013

Spokane Public Schools officials are hosting math community nights to introduce new materials being considered for third- through eighth-grade students to community members.

The materials are part of an update in curriculum in the recently adopted mathematics learning standards. The standards were adopted by Washington, along with 44 other states.

Two books should be available for each grade level and the materials will be available for review. The community meetings will include small group discussions regarding math curriculum expectations. Superintendent Shelley Redinger will share feedback from parents, school staff, community members, and current and former students in a large-group discussion.

Math community nights will be today at Ridgeview Elementary School, 5610 N. Maple St., in the multipurpose room; Tuesday at North Central High School, 1600 N. Howard St., in the library; and Jan. 29 at Sacajawea Middle School, 401 E. 33rd Ave., in the library. All meetings are from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Teachers earn national certification

Several Spokane Public Schools teachers recently earned their 2012 national board certification, joining 575 Washington teachers. Washington is ranked second nationwide in the number of new national board certified teachers.

The board certified teachers are Jennifer Christensen, Lidgerwood Elementary; Brenda Cunningham, Charlene Montgomery and Judith Rasmussen, Glover Middle School; Chris Davis, Lewis and Clark High School; Jennifer Goodin, The Community School; Dawn Gray, Logan Elementary; Joey Pascal, North Central High School; Danielle Sherwood, Ferris High School; Jennifer Soter, Rogers High School; and Krista Williams, Ridgeview Elementary School.

To submit news about your school, students and staff to the Education Notebook, send the details to or call (509) 459-5434.

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