The board of Pittsburgh Public Schools tonight authorized accepting $440,550 in federal money for a math and science partnership.
The partnership is aimed at improving math achievement in grades 6-10 at 29 district schools. It includes "intensive" professional development at annual summer institutes as well as follow--up activities for 80 math teachers.
The partnership includes Westminster College, Education Development Center Inc. and the University of Pittsburgh.
This is a second MSP grant for the district, the first having taken place over the last three years.
Education writer Eleanor Chute: firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-263-1955.