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Central College Awarded Grant to Educate Math Teachers

Posted: Saturday, July 19th, 2014 at 5:55 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News - Andrew Schneider, Jr

Central College has been awarded a share of a $600,000 grant from the Iowa Department of Education for the next three years. Dr. Wendy Weber, associate professor of mathematics at Central College, says the grant will fund a collaborative project between Central College and Drake University to train high school math teachers from low-income areas. She says the grant’s main purpose is to help teachers incorporate probability and statistics into classes effectively. In June, Central and Drake’s training program began with an eight-day workshop for 23 teachers in Cedar Falls, Iowa. Next year, the workshop will be held in Des Moines for teachers in the Heartland Area Education Agency. We’ll have more on In-Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard next week.