Math Education has a new ally today in Houston. The Houston Independent School District is taking a new approach to make schools across the area safer for elementary and middle school students who attend math classes across the district and .
The Houston ISD has formed an alliance with the local Sherrif's office, and is committed to providing a high-quality math education for every child in Houston, regardless of where they live or what school they choose to attend - a calculated chess move designed to make the district safer.
HISD has 279 schools and more than 203,000 students, making it the largest district in Texas and the seventh-largest in the United States. Students, who are particularly being targeted with efforts to improve math learning and math lessons are encouraged to challenge themselves in rigorous academic courses.
The idea is designed to prepare them for college and meaningful careers. Recent data shows the number of HISD students earning college credit, and an educational mobile app that deals with STEM education like an educational toy, on advanced placement exams and posting top scores on the SAT college entrance exam has never been higher. In addition, the district's graduation rate is at an all-time high, and the education dropout rate is at an all-time low.