The National Elementary School District in National City and the San Marcos Unified School District were each awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant funding to improve math and science instruction for disadvantaged students.
The state Department of Education announced today that National Elementary was awarded $600,000 and San Marcos Unified $480,000 in the California Mathematics and Science Partnership program.
“These grants will provide educators the support they need to teach California’s rigorous new standards to our most vulnerable students,” said Tom Torlakson, the state superintendent of public instruction. “By enhancing the teaching and learning of math and science, students will gain the skills they need to prepare for college and 21st century careers in our high-tech economy.”
The program awarded a total of $18.2 million to 28 districts around California. The funds will be used to help the districts partner with groups that can provide professional development for teachers in math, science, technology and engineering.
—City News Service
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