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Building Math and Science Content Capacity in a High Poverty Rural School District

Abstract

"The Marshall University AMSP began by investing NSF funds in five school district Partnership Enhancement Projects (PEPs), encouraging each school district to plan how Marshall University could advance sustainable improvements in mathematics and science education. This strategy proved valuable to each school district but insufficient to build sustainable teacher implementation in all districts. Project leadership refocused project funds and activities in the two most promising strategies. This session describes how the one strategy of investing NSF funds and technical assistance with the privately funded Shewey Science Academy for students in the high poverty district of Mingo County, WV, developing a more sustainable focus on teacher delivery of STEM content, making a positive change on student knowledge and attitudes in science."

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