March 12, 2014
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- The Virginia Department of Education is awarding more than $2 million in grants to enhance teachers' knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math and their ability to teach the subjects.
The department said in a release that 10 partnerships between school divisions and colleges and universities won the awards, part of a competitive Math and Science partnership grant competition.
The partnerships will provide in-service training for STEM teachers and create professional development programs tied to state science Standards of Learning.
Official say the money will provide professional development for more than 660 teachers throughout Virginia.