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Engaging Communities in Support of Quality Mathematics in Schools

Learn about MEC's groundbreaking work in Washington State to prepare classroom teachers from across grades 4 through 14 as a next generation of mathematics teacher leaders.

MEC works in partnership with schools and communities, providing powerful mathematics workshops for parents, teachers, administrators, business and community leaders, higher education faculty and others. MEC’s leadership development component builds capacity to implement and sustain continuous mathematics improvement. 

The Mathematics Education Collaborative (MEC), under the leadership of Ruth Parker and Patty Lofgren, recognizes the critical need to improve mathematics education for every learner.  

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"My encounters with MEC over the past year have transformed my notion of good math education. I stand in awe of MEC's work and its relevance to our kids and their wellbeing. Our students are benefiting everyday from insights and enthusiasm our teachers got from the summer K-20 MEC content courses." 

-- School District Director, Math Tutor



 "Only with an informed public and well-prepared teachers will we secure the kinds of high quality mathematics programs that are urgently needed in schools."

-- Ruth Parker, MEC CEO



Learn more about:

MEC’s eleven community engagement components
MEC’s K-20 mathematics content courses
Helping your child with math