E-math classes: One community’s approach to help kids make the grade


Edina High School principal W. Bruce Locklear was talking about “math deficient” students, those kids who have failed or are at-risk of failing math graduation standards tests and thus likely to leave school without a diploma.   

And, since it reflected a grain of truth, he was using a little humor with his audience at a recent Association of Metropolitan School Districts meeting.

“Inevitably we were waiting on some divine intervention to teach them math and it wasn’t working,” Locklear said wryly.