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Two Local Schools Receive Grants For Math Education

Two Louisville schools have been awarded grants to improve math education.With funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence will provide seminars for math teachers at Iroquois and Doss High Schools. The seminars will help teachers learn to address student issues in understanding math.Arthur Camins is executive director of Gheens Institute for Innovation at Jefferson County Public Schools. He says the seminars are in-line with an emphasis on better math instruction."This gives us the ability to take that work to the next step in terms of helping teachers to become really skilled at interpreting student work and using that," he says.The seminars will last for eight days and are valued at about 69 thousand dollars.

Gabe Bullard is the director of news and editorial strategy.