Stanley Pogrow

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Watch Dr. Pogrow speak about his work:

Stanley Pogrow is a Professor of Educational Leadership at San Francisco State. He is the developer of the Higher Order Thinking Skills {HOTS} Project, a thinking skills approach to Title I and LD in grades 4-8. HOTS combines the use of Socratic dialogue, drama and technology, and has been used in approximately 2600 schools in 48 states. HOTS has won numerous state and Federal awards.

Pogrow has also developed SUPERMATH, a new form of pre-Algebra mathematics curriculum for all students that combines technology with fantasy, with support from the National Science Foundation. His latest project is the development of a new design for high poverty elementary schools.

Pogrow has written extensively on school reform for reducing the achievement gap. He is the author of five books, more than 100 articles and has made 240 presentations around the country.


  • Ph.D. – Stanford University, Educational Administration

  • M.B.A. – Bernard Baruch University, Marketing.

  • B.S. – City College of New York, Mathematics.



  • Supermath: Problem Solving Approach to Mathematics for Grades 4-5, 1999.

  • Supermath: Problem Solving Approach to Pre-Algebra, 1997.

  • Series on identifying middle school exemplary curricula, distributed by the National Middle School Association:

    • Recommended Middle School Language Arts Curricula, Blanche Perrota co-author, 4/93
    • Recommended Middle School Social Studies Curricula, Gary Londer co-author, 3/92.
    • Recommended Middle School Science Curricula, Kay Gore co-author, 4/91.
    • Recommended Middle School Mathematics Curricula, Phil Callahan, co-author, 4/90.