EBR Awarded a $100,000 Mathematics Grant by the ExxonMobil Foundation
- Aug 16, 07
Three area East Baton Rouge Parish School System elementary schools were the recipients of a $50,500 mathematics grant provided by the ExxonMobil Company to implement a K-5 Math Initiative that will identify, develop and place mathematics specialists in those classrooms.
The three schools, Crestworth Elementary, Greenville Elementary and Winbourne Elementary, will participate in the initiative's pilot program, which places a math specialist at each school to provide leadership and expertise in mathematics based on nationally recognized, research-based professional development.
Math specialists will be in classrooms on a daily basis, co-teaching math lessons with teachers and working with children on mathematical concepts. The ultimate goal of the K-5 Math Initiative is to ensure that all children are making sense out of the numbers they see.
The school system will receive the remaining $49,500 grant award in 2008 to continue this endeavor.
“We are pleased that the school system has such a strong supporter and partner as ExxonMobil,” said School Superintendent Charlotte D. Placide. “This grant will provide much needed service for our students in the area of mathematics and we are pleased that once again, ExxonMobil has provided these services for our schools.”
"Meeting the world's energy requirements and environmental challenges demands that we have a steady supply of well-skilled engineers and scientists," according to Baton Rouge Area Public Affairs Manager George Pietrogallo. "For many years, ExxonMobil has been greatly concerned about the erosion of the number of students coming out of American schools who are qualified and interested in careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and we are confident that this is one small step toward helping to reverse these trends."
Principal Brister in Washington, D.C., to Accept McKinley Middle School’s Second Blue Ribbon Award
On Tuesday, November 13, 2012, Principal Herman Brister (pictured, left) and the school’s Teacher of the Year, Lynn Williamson (right), were in Washington, D.C., accepting McKinley Middle Academic Magnet School’s National Blue Ribbon Award from U.S. Department of Education’s Director of National Blue Ribbon Schools Program Aba Kumi (center). The event, which recognized some 314 schools from across the United States, was held at the Omni Hotel. Click herefor story.
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