Pittsburgh school board accepts grant for math/science partnership

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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: echute@post-gazette.com or 412-263-1955.

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