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Parkway and SLPS Join Forces in Unique $1.5 Million "Mathematicians in Residence" Teaching Grant

Parkway and St. Louis Public Schools (SLPS) recently learned they were successful in their bid for a historic, three-year $1.5 million grant to develop a model for instruction that will help middle school students from both districts to better understand and achieve proficiency in mathematics.*****

Other partners in this unique grant opportunity include Maryville University faculty, and several nationally known professional consultants in mathematics education and program evaluation. The goal of the program is two-fold: to improve achievement in middle school mathematics by developing teaching strategies that effectively help students understand mathematics; and to package and share those strategies with other schools locally and beyond.
The “Mathematicians in Residence” grant will provide a three-week summer program each year in which up to 84 mathematics teachers receive intensive professional development, mentoring and coaching that they apply in classroom settings with 200 middle school students from Parkway and SLPS. The program will begin in summer 2008.