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Grant Allocations & Awards: FY2014

Fund Code: 150-B
Title II-B: Massachusetts Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program

Funds Allocated: $378,024 (State)
Funds Requested: $1,165,384
Purpose: The purpose of this grant program is to improve student achievement in mathematics, science, and technology/engineering through intensive, high-quality professional development activities that focus on deepening teachers' content and practice knowledge; and developing/refining and pilot District Determined Measures (DDMs) that measure student growth relative to subject matter standards. Funded programs will be eligible for two additional years of funding based on yearly progress towards meeting their established goals and objectives and the availability of federal funding. In years two (2) and three (3) of the program, recipients may receive additional funds depending on the number of course offerings.
Number of Proposals Received: 12
Number of Proposals Recommended: 6
Number of Proposals Not Recommended: 6
Result of Funding: This grant award will fund 6 partnerships that include fourteen high need school districts, mathematics and science departments at institutions of higher education, and other partners. This year, these partnerships will involve 153 teachers who are currently teaching middle school mathematics, science, and technology/engineering, as well as teachers of ELL students and those with disabilities. Substantial courses of study will be offered for 5-8 teachers to enhance their content knowledge in mathematics and science and to create District Determined Measures (DDMs). Follow-up activities such as learning communities and online collaborative work are an integral part of the grants in order to support the implementation of the content from the courses and the DDMs into the classroom.
Grant awards range from $ 50,003 to $ 76,410.


RecipientAmounts
Global Learning Charter Public
Partners include: Global Learning Charter and Wareham Public Schools; Holy Family Holy Name private school; and Bristol Community College
$75,207
Lesley University
Partners include: Springfield and Easthampton Public Schools
73,818
Fitchburg Public Schools
Partners include: Leominster, Gardner, Winchendon, and Narragansett Regional Public Schools; St. Leo, St. Anna, St. Anthony, St. Bernard's, and Applewild private school; and WPI
71,404
Framingham Public Schools
Partners include: Marlborough Public Schools; St. Bridget's, and the Learning Center for the Deaf private schools; and UMass Boston
55,839
Worcester Public Schools
Partner: Clarke University
51,753
West Springfield Public Schools
Partners include: Easthampton, Agawam, Ludlow, Hampden/Wilbraham Regional School District, STGRSD, and East Longmeadow Public Schools and Tufts University
50,003
Total State$378,024


Last Updated: May 8, 2014
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