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Math And Science Instruction Will Benefit From Five-Year NSF Grant And Partnership Headed By Learning Research And Development Center


The University of Pittsburgh's Learning Research and Development Center (LRDC) will co-manage a five-year, $35 million National Science Foundation-funded project to reform math and science education in Denver and three other urban school districts.

LRDC and the University of Pittsburgh will join with the University of Wisconsin to form the Systemwide Change for All Learners and Educators (SCALE) partnership.

In Denver, well be focusing on high quality math and science experiences for all students, kindergarten through twelfth grade, that are closely aligned with our district standards and CSAP expectations, said Chief Academic Officer Sally Mentor Hay.

Mentor Hay, who works for the Institute for Learning, a group within LRDC, said local universities would be involved in the partnership as well. They will help with strengthening local teacher preparation programs. We feel extremely fortunate to be partnering with our local higher education partners, she said.

The three other school districts involved are Los Angeles, California; Providence, Rhode Island; and Madison, Wisconsin...