- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 6, 2019

CHICAGO (AP) - Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have received nearly $5 million to create a professional development program for math teachers in suburbs south of the city.

University officials said Monday that the $4.7 million grant comes from the National Science Foundation. It’s intended for a five-year program targeting elementary and middle school teachers in several districts, including Alsip and Oak Lawn.

Researchers have already started collecting data.


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University officials say the grant was awarded in June.

Alison Castro Superfine is the lead researcher and a UIC professor.



Superfine says program is supposed to help improve effective math teaching and learning for educators and administrators.

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