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MATH INITIATIVE MAKES THE GRADE

MAC-Ro pilot leads to increased math achievement in high-poverty schools Stanford 9 scores released last week by the Arizona Department of Education show that schools where the Math Achievement Club by Rodel, or MAC-Ro, was introduced showed significant increases in student achievement. Rodel Foundation President and CEO, Carol G. Peck, expects, “This is only the…

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Rodel Hires Program Administrator, Communication Specialist

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona is pleased to announce the hiring of Michael Rivera as program administrator and Frieda Pollack as communication specialist. As program administrator, Rivera will be working to expand the Rodel Teacher Initiative and the Math Achievement Club by Rodel. Rivera brings to Rodel ten years of experience as a junior…

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MAC-Ro Program Adds Up to Higher SAT-9 and AIMS Math Scores

Arizona schools participating in the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) program are experiencing unprecedented gains in math achievement scores, leading the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona  to expand the initiative this year to 13,000 students attending 70 schools in 31 districts across five counties in Arizona. A recent study by the University of Arizona…

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HOW WE CAN MAKE IT WORK – MAC-Ro program promotes fun side of math to inspire learning

For years people have said kids attending schools in high-poverty neighborhoods can’t compete academically. Members of the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) are working to prove that stereotype wrong. In September 13,000 second-, third- and fourth-graders statewide pledged to join MAC-Ro. This program provides a fun and motivating structure in which students from high-poverty…

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Businesses Increase Support for Rodel Education Initiatives

The Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona announces the continuation and expansion of partnerships with businesses and organizations around the state to support Rodel’s math and teacher initiatives. Math Achievement Club by Rodel The Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) is an initiative of the Rodel Charitable Foundation of Arizona with a proven track record of…

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MAC-Ro Program Adds Up to Higher Math Achievement

Arizona third-graders participating in the Math Achievement Club by Rodel (MAC-Ro) are continuing to see incredible growth in their math achievement.  In honor of the great strides made by MAC-Ro students, Governor Janet Napolitano has proclaimed October Math Achievement Month for the state of Arizona. A new study by researchers at the University of Arizona…

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