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Request for Proposals Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant Program

June 24 , 2010

The Department of Public Instruction is pleased to invite grant applications under the new Mathematics and Science Partnerships grant program.  This new program is a collaborative effort between the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction and the North Dakota University System to combine two No Child Left Behind Act federally funded programs: Title II Part A Improving Teacher Quality State Higher Education Partnership Grants and Title II Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grants. Approximately 1,192,979 in combined funds is available to support competitive grants for professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers of mathematics and science.

The Mathematics and Science Partnerships competitive grants are 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 engineering, mathematics or science department faculty in institutions of higher education are at the core of these improvement efforts.

Schedule of events for the Mathematics and Science Partnerships Grant Activities:

Request for Proposals Issued                              May 21, 2010
Receipt of Proposals                                          August 20, 2010
Notification of Grant Awards                                September 17, 2010
Grant Period Begins                                           October 1, 2010

For more  information about the Mathematics and Science Partnerships application process and timeline, contact Beth Larson-Steckler, Program Administrator, phone: (701) 328-3544 fax: (701) 328-4770, e-mail:esteckler@nd.gov.

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Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
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