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The Ford Foundation has launched an experimental program to strengthen mathematics teaching in inner-city high schools. Five grants, totaling $379,000, will help establish "urban mathematics collaboratives" in Cleveland, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and San Francisco.

The grants, to be supplemented by $725,000 in local funds, will support educational programs for teachers, such as lectures on applied mathematics in business, intensive summer mini-courses on new technologies, and exchange programs with local colleges and universities.

"The collaboratives will give teachers added resources to learn about new ideas, to develop relationships with other mathematicians,3and to augment classroom activities," said Franklin Thomas, president of the foundation. "We believe that increasing teachers' colleagueship with other professionals will lead to enriched learning opportunities for students."

The new initiative is part of the Ford Foundation's expressed commitment to strengthen inner-city schools. Over the next five years, the foundation will provide some $2 million in support to the five collaboratives and a half dozen more currently under discussion with other cities.

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