The West Virginia Math Science Partnerships (WV MSP) Program is pleased to announce the release of the 2016 Request for Proposals. The WV 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. Other partners may include state education agencies, public charter schools, or other public schools, businesses, and nonprofit or for-profit organizations concerned with mathematics and science education.
The Math Science Partnership Program is a formula grant program, with the size of the individual state award is based on student population and poverty rates. No state receives less than one half of one percent of the total appropriation. With these funds, each state is responsible for administering a competitive grant competition, in which grants are made to partnerships to improve teacher knowledge in mathematics and science. Each partnership provides professional development to a cohort group of thirty classroom teachers. The teachers in each partnership include mathematics, science, and special education teachers. The partnership develops an evaluation and accountability plan for the activities of the project. West Virginia has one partnership located in RESA III that is completing the first year of the three year cycle of grants.
Assistant Director, Office of Early Learning
Release Date - August 28, 2015
Proposals Due - October 30, 2015