Funding, Grants & Awards
Origo To Give Grants for Math Instruction Software
Education will offer $100,000 in grants to districts
that want to improve their math instruction by purchasing its products
services next year. Eligible are school districts that want to develop
align their math curriculum with Common Core State Standards. Winners of the
will be able to participate in one-year pilot programs implementing the
company's Stepping Stone math curriculum.
The Stepping Stones Web-based curriculum for
kindergarten through the fifth
grade blends online resources with traditional printed materials and
professional development videos for instructors.
The $100,000 in grants will be split between two
programs. Five $10,000
Innovation Improvement Grants will allow recipients to purchase the
Stones curriculum. The Matching Assistance Grant program will award up
$50,000 in matching grants to an as yet undetermined number of
acquire the same curriculum.
"The grants will be awarded to districts
demonstrating the greatest need,
strategic plan and a serious commitment to improving educational
said Origo Education General Manager Melisa Bartlett.
Information is available on Origo
Education's Web site. Applications will be
accepted until April 30 and winners will be announced June 3.
Michael Hart is a Los Angeles-based freelance writer and the former executive editor of THE Journal.