New Mexico Public Education Department: Mathematics and Science Partnerships
The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) is requesting applications for the Mathematics and Science Partnership grant. The Mathematics and Science Partnerships program is a formula grant program to the states from the U.S. Department of Education. Funding is available to establish innovative mathematics professional learning for K-12 New Mexico mathematics teachers to increase student learning.
Specifically, the Mathematics and Science Partnership grant program seeks to establish a contract with institutions of higher education and high-need school districts to provide Common Core State Standards aligned mathematics professional development:
- For New Mexico mathematics teachers, district and school leaders, and coaches from grades K-12
- In high-need schools/districts
- In partnership with mathematics faculty from colleges of arts and sciences at New Mexico institutions of higher education
- With joint responsibility with the high-need schools/districts and the higher education mathematics faculty for improving mathematics instruction
Amount: A total of $1,203,114 is available.
Eligibility: Partnerships of local education agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) may apply. To be eligible, a partnership must include, at a minimum:
- An engineering, mathematics, or science department of an IHE
- A high-need LEA
- Another engineering, mathematics, science, or teacher training department of an IHE
- Additional LEAs, public charter schools, public or private elementary schools or secondary schools, or a consortium of such schools
- A business
- A nonprofit or for-profit organization of demonstrated effectiveness in improving the quality of mathematics and science teachers
Note: A mandatory pre-application conference will be held on November 16, 2016 in Santa Fe.
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