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The Algebra Project was founded in 1982 by a Harlem-born and Harvard-educated Civil Rights' leader, Dr. Robert P. Moses through the use of his MacArthur Fellowship award. AP's unique approach to school reform intentionally develops sustainable, student-centered models by building coalitions of stakeholders within the local communities, particularly the historically underserved population. Since 2000, they have continued to provide the context in which students, schools, parents and communities maximize local resources and take ownership of their own community building and mathematics education reform efforts, which now include high school as well as middle grade initiatives. Their current work seeks a national response to establish a fundamental right: the right of every child to a quality public school education.
Co-sponsors of this event include: The Ginsberg Center, Center for Advancing Research Solutions for Society (CARSS), Department of Sociology, The Urban and Regional Planning Program, Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, National Center for Institutional Diversity, Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy(CLOSUP), The Residential College.