Edmonds Community College has received a $100,000 grant to create a national Mathematics Across the Curriculum Association. The U.S. Department of Education grant will allow the...
Edmonds Community College has received a $100,000 grant to create a national Mathematics Across the Curriculum Association.
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The U.S. Department of Education grant will allow the college to hire a director and staff members to develop teacher training and curriculum that will extend math education into other school subjects, including art, history, biology and English.
The association is expected to become self-sustaining through membership dues and training fees, a college spokeswoman said.
In 2000, the college launched a statewide Mathematics Across the Curriculum program to address students’ lagging math scores on state assessments. Over the past four summers, more than 170 high-school and college teachers have attended workshops on how to integrate math into lesson plans.
School-neighborhood boundaries approved
The Monroe School Board has approved new boundaries for elementary and middle-school neighborhoods north of the Snohomish River in anticipation of three schools opening in September 2005.
A new elementary, Fryelands, is under construction, and two existing schools will change names and grade levels. Frank Wagner Middle School will become Monroe Elementary. Monroe Junior High will become Park Place Middle School. A fourth wing of Monroe High School will be completed, allowing ninth-graders to return.
With the opening of the schools, the Monroe district will return to its traditional setup of all kindergarten-through-fifth-grade elementary schools, sixth-through-eighth-grade middle schools and a ninth-through-12th-grade high school.
In 1999, the junior high was created for eighth- and ninth-graders only. With the return to traditional grade levels, middle schools will go to the same schedule and bus routes as the high school. For more information, see www.monroe.wednet.edu.
Compiled by the Seattle Times Snohomish County bureau.