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New Mexico Public Education Department: Mathematics and Science Partnerships

Deadline: January 4, 2017

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
A partnership may include:
  • 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

Link: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/rfps.html

Note: A mandatory pre-application conference will be held on November 16, 2016 in Santa Fe.

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