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Math and Science Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania

image for project MSP of SW Pennsylvania The Math and Science Partnership of Southwest Pennsylvania is a strong and integrated collaboration linking broadly distributed suburban and rural school districts with an assemblage of small to medium sized colleges and universities in the region. Together they are committed to improving the understanding and knowledge breadth of Mathematics and Science for all students in K-16. The awardee and organizing principle for this Partnership is the Allegheny Intermediate Unit (AIU) a publicly funded service agency intermediary between local school districts and the State Department of Education.

Over five years this award will serve 134,000 K-12 students and more than 8,500 higher education students, including pre-service teachers. The emphasis of this partnership is on improving the quality of the Math and Science Educator workforce. Working in concert, district and college level leadership cadres will develop a Science Curriculum Framework to be disseminated to schools along with an already developed Mathematics Curriculum Framework.

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Math matters: Which is why our teachers must know how to teach it

This commentary from Nancy Bunt, PI of the MSP of Southwestern Pennsylvania, argues that Americans must have a firm understanding of mathematics in order to adequately grapple with real economic…

Focus on Science, Math Pays Off - Pittsburgh Tribune Review Article

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ran an article heralding several Southwestern Pennsylvania MSP schools for their student achievement, linking their progress with the Math & Science Collaborative.

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Feedback for Better Teaching: Nine Principles for Using Measures of Effective Teaching

"This brief highlights a set of guiding principles from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to inform the design and implementation of high-quality teacher support and evaluation systems based on…

Perspectives on Deepening Teachers' Science Content Knowledge: The Case of the Southwest Pennsylvania Math Science Partnership

"The Southwest Pennsylvania MSP's work in deepening teacher content knowledge has scalability and sustainability at its core. The project focuses its efforts on preparing teacher leaders, involving national experts from…

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Resources for Educators

The Allegheny Intermediate Unit has a web-based directory that makes it easy for edcucators to find resources and opportunities. The directory captures public and private educational resources from all...

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School District Partners

  • Albert Gallatin Area
  • Central Greene
  • Fort Cherry
  • Frazier
  • Allegheny Intermediate Unit
  • Avonworth
  • Baldwin-Whitehall
  • Bethel Park
  • Chartiers Valley
  • Deer Lakes
  • Duquesne City
  • East Allegheny
  • Elizabeth Forward
  • Fox Chapel Area
  • Gateway
  • Hampton Township
  • Highlands
  • Northgate
  • Penn Hills
  • Plum Borough
  • Quaker Valley
  • Riverview
  • Shaler
  • South Allegheny
  • South Fayette Township
  • Steel Valley
  • Wilkinsburg
  • Woodland Hills
  • Derry Area
  • Franklin Regional
  • Greater Latrobe
  • Greensburg Salem
  • Monessen City
  • Beaver Area
  • Big Beaver Falls
  • Freedom Area
  • Hopewell Area
  • Riverside Beaver
  • Rochester Area
  • South Side
  • Farrell
  • Mohawk Area
  • Seneca Valley
  • Sharon City
  • Intermediate Unit 1
  • Indiana Area