Board grants math waiver

City sophomores to take geometry

June 13, 2007|By Sara Neufeld | Sara Neufeld,Sun reporter

The Baltimore school board voted unanimously last night to pass a waiver allowing 1,400 sophomores to move on to their junior year even though they didn't take a mandated math course.

The board requires high school sophomores to take and pass geometry to be promoted to 11th grade. But the 1,400 students instead spent this year taking an Algebra 1 review course, after failing the state algebra exam that they must pass to graduate.

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