November 8, 2010
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded a $5.1 million grant to Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Education to improve science teaching in Central Virginia.
The university said Monday the funding will be used to provide coaches and coursework for provisionally certified secondary science teachers, conduct summer science institutes and camps for elementary teachers and increase rural teachers' access to professional development.
Virginia Commonwealth is a partner in the Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement, or VISTA.
The funding announced Monday is part of a five-year, $34 million grant awarded to VISTA.