INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Department of Education announced today the distribution of the 2017-2018 Math and Science Partnership (MSP) Program Grants. Recipients of the 2017-2018 grants are second and third year recipients and have displayed a focus on classroom integration of math and science instruction, with an additional focus on relevant Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) within grades K-12.
“Placing a priority on math and science in the classroom is key to ensuring our students graduate prepared for the 21st century workforce,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “Focusing on STEM is vital to the future success of not only our students, but also our state. I applaud the efforts these schools have shown in this area and congratulate them on receiving this grant.”
Created in 2002, the MSP competitive grant program encourages institutions of higher education, local school corporations, elementary schools and secondary schools to participate in professional development activities that increase the subject matter knowledge and teaching skills of math and science teachers. Professional development activities must be sustained, intensive, classroom focused and aligned with state and local standards and math and science curricula. These activities must result in a measurable improvement in student academic achievement in math and science. In Indiana, these funds are used to improve and upgrade the status and stature of math and science teaching and learning in grades K-12.
To learn more about the MSP grant program, please visit www.ed-msp.net.