COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 21

March 19, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

The Dominion Educational Partnership Grant Opportunities in Mathematics and Science,
Grades K-12

 

 

The Dominion Educational Partnership is an educational grants fund designed to encourage development of new programs to strengthen mathematics and science education in kindergarten through grade 12. Grants range from $500 to $5,000. The Dominion Education Partnership will award approximately $75,000 in grants. Virginias accredited public elementary and secondary schools and public school divisions are eligible to apply. The application deadline is May 1, 2002.

 

Categories of awards include

a)                                  Mini-grant: Projects to enhance the teaching of mathematics and/or science;

b)                                  Parental Involvement: Projects to increase the role of parents in mathematics and/or science achievement;

c)                                  Closing the Gap: Projects to help schools with standardized test scores in mathematics and/or science below minimum state performance standards; and

d)                                  Environmental Education: Projects to develop mathematics and/or science skills through environmental studies.

 

Project proposals will be evaluated on a competitive basis on the extent to which they

 

a)              represent innovative and promising instructional ideas;

b)              commit to monitor, evaluate, and document progress in student learning;

c)              demonstrate broad-based organizational and/or community support;

d)              meet a compelling need; and

e)              provide a well-defined budget and leverage other resources.

 

The 2002-2003 application and guidelines for completing applications are available on the Internet, at www.dom.com. You may contact the project coordinator, Cindy Balderson (mailto:cindy_balderson@dom.com) at

1-800-730-7217. For further information, contact Deborah Kiger Lyman (mailto:dlyman@mail.vak12ed.edu), mathematics specialist, at (804) 786-6418.

 

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