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OSPI Awards Mathematics and Science Partnership Grant Money
Six programs will share a federal grant of $1.7 million per year for three years

OLYMPIA (January 24, 2013) — Six education organizations will share an annual $1.7 million federal Mathematics and Science Partnership grant for three years. The grant aims to strengthen the collaboration between school districts and institutions of higher education for improving mathematics and science instruction and learning. All materials and curriculum supports developed through the grant will be available for use by districts and schools across the state.

“Math and science education is crucial to so many jobs in our state,” State Superintendent Randy Dorn said. “The grant will help these programs ensure teachers have the knowledge and skills they need to help their students develop a real understanding of math and science to reach the next level of learning.”

Funding for the grants comes through Title II, Part B, of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.

OSPI awarded the grants to two math, two science and two STEM projects:

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The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

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