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Regents fund three improving teacher quality projects

Three Miami programs were awarded a combined $814, 448 from the Ohio Board of Regents for the Improving Teacher Quality program.

More than $2.8 million was released Jan. 18 to 15 Ohio colleges and universities, funding 22 mathematics and science education improvement projects. Miami received the largest amount awarded to a single university.

“We’re delighted to be able to continue the successful Advancing Ohio’s Physical Science Proficiency program for a fifth year,” said Arlyne Sarquis, project coordinator for one of the Miami programs. “Through this latest grant we will add a new focus to programming – a career awareness component that will help students connect what they’re learning to science-related careers. Programming will directly and indirectly impact 25,000 Ohio students in grades pre-K through 12.”

These are the Miami programs funded:

• $299,970 for Advancing Ohio’s Physical Science Proficiency V, led by Sarquis, professor of chemistry and biochemistry and director of the Center for Chemistry Education, and Lynn Hogue, associate director, both Miami Middletown.

• $294,637 for iDiscovery: Sustaining Professional Development Through Web-Based Learning Communities, led by Terry McCollum, teacher education and statewide director, K-12 programs; Christopher Myers and R. Hays Cummins, both interdisciplinary studies.

• $219,841 for Across the Curriculum Environmental Science to Attain Ohio Elementary School Academic Content Standards and Achievement Test Outcomes, led by Richard E. Lee Jr., Distinguished Professor of Zoology, and Robert G. McWilliams, geology emeritus.

Date Published: 02/08/2007
Volume: 26   Number: 14

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