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Detracking in SUSD in mathematics:

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https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/education/lebron-james-school-ohio.html

Ending tracking in math - showing progress in SFUSD:

https://cacollaborative.org/sites/default/files/CA_Collaborative_SFUSD_Math.pdf

"CONCLUSION: The allure of tradition is powerful, especially in public education. Influential leaders inside and outside of our school systems are often people who thrived in their own formal education settings. In SFUSD, however, traditional approaches to mathematics course sequencing and placement, even when amended to address key equity issues, failed to generate desired student outcomes."

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