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Pathways Program Earns CaMSP Grant

The Porterville Unified School District Pathways program has received notification of a new Cohort 13 partnership that will be funded to help improve the academic achievement of students in mathematics, science, engineering, and/or technology. The California Mathematics and Science Partnership (CaMSP) Grant is a three-year professional development grant that will enable teachers at the K-8 grade levels to integrate principles into their classroom instruction. 

PUSD will receive $650,000 annually for the next three years. Porterville Unified is one of 11 districts to receive a Cohort 13 award and the only district located in Tulare County. 

“We are honored to receive this incredible opportunity to further the work of preparing students to be successful with college and careers,” PUSD Superintendent Dr. John Snavely said. “To be only one of eleven districts to receive this grant speaks volumes to what PUSD is accomplishing and where we are going." 

Each year will feature 60 hours of professional development for teachers, including a summer institute and periodic seminars during the school year, followed by 24 hours of classroom coaching and mentoring. Faculty from California State University, Fresno, will lead the development and delivery of the professional development program, assisted by Porterville Unified staff and other experts in curriculum and teaching strategies. Business partners will work with the teachers to ensure the classroom learning connects to real-life application. 

For further information on the grant program, go to the California Department of Education’s website at http://www.cde.ca.gov/pd/ca/ma/camspintrod.asp

For more information about the Porterville Unified School District, go to the District’s website at www.portervilleschools.org

PUSD can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/PortervilleUnified) and on Twitter @PortervilleUSD.

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