Edelman, Marian. "Children Drop Out and Into Lives of Poverty and Imprisonment." Change.org, last modified 1/22/2010, http://news.change.org/stories/children-drop-out-and-into-lives-of-poverty-and-imprisonment. This article discusses many of the issues seen in urban school districts.
National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers.
Common Core State Standards-Mathematics
. National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington D.C., 2010. These are the national Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and outline the standards for mathematical practice along with the content standards used in NHPS.
Finding Your Way Around the TI-83+/84+ Graphing Calculator, http://mathbits.com/mathbits/tisection/Openpage.htm (accessed June 3, 2012). This site provides a good introduction to the TI calculators and is a good source of data sets.
Larson, Ron and others.
. McDougal Littell, 2004. This is the NHPS standard textbook used in algebra 2 classrooms throughout the district.
The Art of the Catapult
. Chicago Review Press, 2004. This book introduces the history of the catapult, simple directions on how to build a catapult, and the math and physics behind the catapult.