JACKSON, Miss.- Jackson State University is the new recipient of a five-year grant from the National Science Foundation that totals$3.7 million.
The grant will go toward finding ways to provide high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics teachers for students in high-need districts.
The project is called “Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Scholars Teacher Academy Resident System.” It was created from lessons in a three-year pilot project done by JSU and Xavier University in New Orleans.
So far, 32 new science and math teachers have been added under the program. They were then placed in high-need schools.