ETA/Cuisenaire, Texas Instruments Team to Sponsor
Benjamin Banneker 25th Anniversary Reception
Event scheduled for April 26 as part of NCTM Conference in Philadelphia
PHILADELPHIA - April 16, 2012 —The Benjamin Banneker Association (BBA) announced today that ETA/Cuisenaire and Texas Instruments are jointly sponsoring the organization's 25th Anniversary Reception, which will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. on Thursday, April 26, at the Philadelphia Marriott in conjunction with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) Annual Meeting & Exposition.
BBA is a non-profit organization dedicated to mathematics education advocacy, establishing leadership and professional development to support teachers in leveling the playing field for mathematics learning of the highest quality for African-American students.
ETA/Cuisenaire (ETA), based in Vernon Hills, Ill., is the leading provider of hands-on learning solutions for math, science and literacy education. Dallas-based Texas Instruments (TI) is a longtime recognized leader in math education technology solutions.
The reception will recognize Philadelphia-area teachers and students for their contributions and high achievements in the mathematics field, and honor students with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Education awards. The teachers to be honored are: Sameeka Browne, Amelia Butler, Dawn Dougherty, Douglas Cox, Vanessa Wimberly, Naomi Schoolfield and Kiersten Thompson.
"We are grateful that ETA and TI have again stepped up to sponsor our reception, which this year takes on an added significance since it marks our 25th anniversary," said Dr. Cheryl Adeyemi, president, BBA. "We will be celebrating 25 years of advocacy for the education and development of African American children, for more equitable participation and greater success in mathematics learning."
This marks the third consecutive year that ETA and TI have jointly sponsored the BBA reception.
In conjunction with the NCTM Conference, BBA also is hosting a breakfast Friday, April 27, where Harlem-born, Harvard-educated Dr. Robert P. (Bob) Moses, founder of The Algebra Project and a leader in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, will be honored for his advocacy and work around education as a civil right for every child.
The BBA's 25th Anniversary Reception is open by invitation to BBA members attending the NCTM Conference.
For more information, contact:
- Dr. Adeyemi, BBA, at 804.519.4879
- Dr. Sara Delano Moore, director of mathematics and science with ETA/Cuisenaire, at 330.315.2877
- Clara Tolbert, grant manager with Texas Instruments, 804.721.7972.
Headquartered in Vernon Hills, Ill., ETA/Cuisenaire is recognized as the pioneer of manipulative and hands-on education. Across the preK-12 curriculum of math, science and reading, the company's research-based products and programs support educators and make partners of parents to engage students, improve their performance, and inspire a lifelong love of learning. For more information, visit www.etacuisenaire.com.
About Texas Instruments
Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments provides a wide range of tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications, helping students and teachers to explore mathematics and science interactively. TI's products and services are tested vigorously against recognized third-party research, which shows that the use of graphing calculators helps improve the mathematical skills of students and their attitudes toward mathematics. For more information, visit www.education.ti.com.
Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 30 countries. For more information, visit www.ti.com.
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