Science Foundation Arizona will commit $15 million over the next three years to help improve math and science education in the state’s rural schools, using funds from an anonymous donor who asked the Phoenix nonprofit to examine the needs of educators in the state’s rural counties.
Science Foundation Arizona will solicit requests for proposals from schools in the 13 counties, which do not include Maricopa and Pima counties, for equipment needs, teachers’ professional development and after-school science, math and robotics clubs. The plan is also to provide science and math training to teachers in Navajo and Apache counties.
Science Foundation Arizona was established in 2006 to promote science and technology education in the state.
For more information:
New study exposes critical needs in rural area schools, Science Foundation Arizona, 6/7/13
Foundation to give $15M to help rural schools, Arizona Republic, 6/6/13