A Kansas University-led team of institutions won a $2.4 million grant from the National Science Foundation to improve math and science teacher education.
"The specific aim of the grant is to support collaboration between KU and the other institutions in a mathematics and science education academy that will deliver a well-articulated teacher preparation program," Joe Heppert, KU associate professor of chemistry, said in a news release.
Preparing a teacher education program for future and new teachers is the goal of the program.
The program, "Kansas Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation," also will work on recruitment of minority and disadvantaged students to science and math education.
Led by KU, the partnership includes Kansas State University; Johnson County Community College; Kansas City, Kansas Community College; Cloud County Community College; Highland Community College; and 10 school districts, one of which is the Lawrence school district.