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Mathematics and Science Partnership Program (Year 3/3)

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this NGO will be submitted via the NJDOE EWEG online application system. The MSP application is expected to be online by March 6, 2009. Applicants will be contacted regarding procedures to access the system.

Division: Educational Standards and Programs
Office: Math and Science Education

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Purpose: The New Jersey Mathematics and Science Partnership Program focuses on the academic achievement of students in grades 3 through 8. The New Jersey MSP program is designed to provide all mathematics and science teachers in grades 3-8, including teachers in general education, special needs, bilingual, and gifted and talented programs, opportunities to: enhance their content knowledge in mathematics and technology and science and technology (Technological Literacy standards 8.1 and 8.2); meet the NCLB federal definition of Highly Qualified Teachers; and/or receive undergraduate or graduate hours of academic credit toward the attainment of the New Jersey Teacher of Elementary School with Subject Matter Specialization certificate. Partnerships between high-need LEAs and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are the core of these improvement efforts. Other partners may include public charter schools, other public schools or private schools, businesses, federal, state, or local agencies, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education. This Notice of Grant Opportunity (NGO) is for the third year of a three-year competitive grant program.

Eligible Agencies: The eligible candidates for the Year Three of Three of this continuation grant are limited to the six Lead Agencies, and their partner local education agencies, that were competitively awarded funding in Year One.

Approximate Number of Awards: 6 Grant Program Type: Continuation
Total Amt. Available: $3,150,000 Application Due Date: 3/27/2009