The Beaufort County School District has been awarded a Math Science Partnership grant totaling $700,000. It will be used over the next three years for programs to improve student achievement in math and science, the district said in a news release Monday.
The grant was the result of a year-long effort that included an extensive needs analysis and project plan submitted to the S.C. Department of Education in July.
The project, "Building the Core: Improving Student Achievement by Advancing Teacher Knowledge," will develop a group of master teachers to serve as peer coaches at each of the district's 30 elementary, middle and high schools.
The district worked with the University of South Carolina to create a master's degree program and professional-development sessions that blend content and apply classroom knowledge, the release said.