JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) – U.S. Representative Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.) announced on Thursday that the National Science Foundation has awarded $124,992 to Jackson State University.
The project, Planning Virtual Strategies to Prepare Science and Mathematics Teachers in Mississippi, includes partnerships with Hinds Community College and Jackson Public Schools.
The long-term goal of this collaborative effort is plan how to recruit, support, and graduate teachers who will help meet the shortage of science and mathematics teachers at high-need schools often staffed by rotating long- and short-term substitute teachers.