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Romberg Awarded Lifetime Achievement Medal

April 14, 1997

Thomas A. Romberg, professor of education, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Medal for Leadership, Teaching and Service in mathematics education from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). He will be presented with the award at the NCTM annual meeting in Minneapolis.

“Dr. Romberg has been a giant leader in reform — shepherding through the development and publication of the ‘Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics’ and more recently the ‘Assessment Standards for School Mathematics,'” writes Frances Curcio, former NCTM board member and associate professor at New York University, in her nomination letter. “Romberg’s many contributions as a researcher, scholar, author and teacher have made an impact in elementary and secondary school mathematics classrooms as well as in the preparation of mathematics educators.”

Romberg currently directs the National Research and Development Center on Achievement in School Mathematics and Science, part of the Wisconsin Center for Education Research in the School of Education.