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UCSC $1.45M MATH/SCIENCE GRANT 09-10-2013 14:00 av

UC-SANTA CRUZ HAS RECEIVED A $1.45-MILLION DOLLAR GRANT TO TRAIN IT’S FUTURE MATH AND SCIENCE TEACHERS.  THE GRANT WAS AWARDED BY THE NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION IN AN EFFORT TO ENHANCE THE EXISTING NOYCE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, WHICH SUPPORTS UCSC STUDENTS WHO SEEK TO TEACH MATH AND SCIENCE IN LOCAL HIGH-NEED SCHOOL DISTRICTS.    THE GRANT, WHICH PRIMARILY GOES TOWARDS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR UCSC UNDERGRADUATES, ALSO HELPS FUND A NEW UCSC PROGRAM IN SILICON VALLEY THAT WILL FOCUS ON TRAINING HIGH TECH-PROFESSIONALS WHO WANT TO BECOME TEACHERS.   THE GRANT ALSO SUPPORTS PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN UCSC, 7-COMMUNITY COLLEGES, AND FOUR HIGH NEED SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN NEW TEACHERS IN AREAS OF DISTRICT SHORTAGES.

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