Michigan Middle Schools Get $385,000 for Math Improvement


The DTE Energy Foundation recently awarded $385,000 in grants to 20 middle schools in Michigan for programs aimed at improving students' math skills. The individual grants ranged from $4,000 to $50,000 and are the first to be awarded under the foundation's Math Enrichment Grant Program.

The Math Enrichment Grant Program is a competitive grant program designed to "launch innovative new programs or to expand existing programs with proven success," according to DTE. The St. Clair Regional Educational Service Agency in Marysville received the single largest grant, $50,000. Other recipients included:

  • Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District, Kingsford ($21,000)
  • Huron Intermediate School District, Bad Axe ($15,000)
  • North Huron School District, Kinde ($12,000)
  • Grand Rapids Public Schools, Grand Rapids ($24,000)
  • Kent Intermediate School District, Grand Rapids ($20,000)
  • The Chatfield School, Lapeer ($22,000)
  • Kennedy Middle School, St. Clair Shores ($6,000)
  • Carleton Middle School, Sterling Heights ($20,000)
  • Connor Creek Academy, Warren ($4,000)
  • Ida Public Schools, Ida ($10,000)
  • Monroe County Intermediate School District, Monroe ($23,000)
  • Huron Valley Schools, Highland ($16,000)
  • Larson Middle School, Troy ($19,000)
  • Barbour Magnet Middle School, Detroit ($20,000)
  • Nolan School, Detroit ($22,000)
  • Pulaski Elementary Middle School, Detroit ($16,000)
  • Harper Woods Secondary School, Harper Woods ($22,000
  • Livonia Public Schools, Livonia ($20,000)
  • Southgate Community Schools, Southgate ($23,000)

In addition to awarding the funds, DTE said it will monitor the progress of the programs over the next two years using assessments. The results will be shared by the foundation at an event it will host for educators in 2009.

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