Lunenburg Schools make use of Math Grant

Published 4:59 pm Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lunenburg County Public Schools is using a recently received grant to promote professional development of the system’s mathematics teachers.

Earlier this year, the Virginia Department of Education officials announced the $23,330 to Lunenburg County Public Schools and Longwood University earlier this year. The grant is to help the Lunenburg system’s 18 mathematics teachers increase subject-matter knowledge and improve classroom skills.

That effort started in early November, Lunenburg Schools Superintendent Charles M. Berkeley Jr. said.

“We hope we will get all our mathematics teachers in line with the state SOL … and we’ll meet the guidelines of the department of education,” he said.

The awards were made through a Virginia Department of Education’s Mathematics and Science Partnership mini-grant competition that encouraged school divisions to submit proposals to create partnerships that would provide professional development to teachers. Longwood and Lunenburg were one of nine partnerships awarded a total of $213,000 in grant money by the state’s department of education.

Longwood professors will work with mathematics teachers from the high school, middle school and elementary schools to make sure they are getting the right information, Berkeley said.

“They are pulling ideas … to make more effective and efficient efforts,” he said.