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Mathematics and Science Partnership Program Year 2 of 3

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

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Purpose: The Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program is intended to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Partnerships between high-need school districts and the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts. Additional partners may include public charter schools, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education. Private schools are encouraged to participate in the program. Private schools within the boundaries of any high need Local Education Agency (LEA) may participate directly in the program through the local public school district. Other private schools may participate as a secondary partner with any high need LEA. The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a three-year grant program that support teachers of math and science, at all grade levels, from districts with at least 20 percent of students receiving free or reduced lunches and/or those schools that have been identified as In Need of Improvement are targeted by this grant program. MSP funds support the development and support of partnerships between IHEs and LEAs. Based on the availability of federal resources, this three-year grant program will begin July 1, 2010 and end on June 30, 2013. The initial award year will be July 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012.

Eligible Agencies: Lead agencies and their partner local education agencies, that were competitively awarded funding in year 1.

Approximate Number of Awards: 6 Grant Program Type: Continuation
Total Amt. Available: $3,552,000 Application Due Date: 1/28/2011