The Elk Grove Unified School District has just won a $930,000 state grant to boost math and science instruction. Anne Zeman is the district’s Director of Curriculum.
"What the students get out of it actually teachers that are reinvigorated about teaching science and more knowledgeable about the content area of science and so this is our opportunity to shore up across the board our elementary teacher’s comfort and awareness of science."
Zeman says starting this summer, third, fourth and fifth grade teachers will be trained on how to prepare effective science lessons.
The money comes from the state’s Mathematics and Science Partnership grant and the federal No Child Left Behind Act.