Sep 26, 2014 7:03 PM by News Staff
United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced Thursday that Chico State is one of 24 schools that has been awarded a federal grant to help hire and support new teachers.
Chico State will receive $6.5 million of the $35 million being awarded to 24 different schools by the government, school officials announced Friday.
The grant will fund Chico State's efforts to recruit, train and support new teachers primarily in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
The successful CSU, Chico proposal is called the PRISMS Project (Promoting Rural Improvement in Secondary Mathematics and Science). It includes two programs: Residency in Secondary Education, housed in the School of Education, and Next Generation Mathematics Teachers, housed in the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
The $6.5 million grant will be spread over a five year period.
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