Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership
Sharing in Leadership for Student SuccessOn September 22 the National Science Foundation annouced that it was awarding nearly $20 million over the next five years to the Milwaukee Partnership Academy (MPA) to improve the mathematics achievement of students in the Milwaukee Public Schools.
UWM's Center for Mathematics and Science Education Research (CMSER) will administer the award and coordinate efforts between UWM and its partner institutions, the Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Mathematicians, mathematics educators, teachers, and staff from these institutions will work collaboratively to provide systemic reform for Milwaukee students in kindergarten through college.
The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership grant aims to:
- Improve teaching and learning of mathematics in MPS schools.
- Reform programs for remedial math courses offered at MATC and UWM.
- Better prepare pre-service education students at UWM to become more effective mathematics teachers.
Several other faculty from the School of Education and Department of Mathematical Sciences will collaborate on the grant, including Henry Kepner from Curriculum and Instruction, Richard O'Malley from Mathematics, Richard Stockbridge from Mathematics, and Cindy Walker from Educational Psychology. Huinker and her associates will rely on established alliances formed through the Milwaukee Partnership Academy to help achieve their goals.
The Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership grant is one of the largest grants ever to be received by UWM.
For more information about the Milwaukee Mathematics Partnership, contact:
DeAnn Huinker (UWM)
Henry Kranendonk (MPS)
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