The Milwaukee school district yesterday announced that it has won a five-year, $20 million grant from the GE Foundation to overhaul its math and science curriculum, according to a blog post over at District Dossier.
The 82,000-student district in Wisconsin is the seventh chosen by the GE Foundation, the philanthropic arm of General Electric Co., for its Developing Futures in Education Initiative. Other recent recipients include the school districts in Atlanta; Cincinnati; Erie, Pa.; Jefferson County, Ky.; New York City; and Stamford, Conn.
The Developing Futures program seeks to help districts align math and science curriculum, as well as teacher professional development, to the international science, technology, engineering, and math job market, my colleague Sarah D. Sparks explains in the blog post.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.