June 27, 2018


Washington D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $75,000 from the National Science Foundation for the West Virginia University Research Corporation. The project, a coordinated effort between the university and local school districts to address the lack of advanced teacher training opportunities, is entitled “Mountaineer Mathematics Master Teachers: A Networked Improvement Community Building Capacity for Mathematics Teacher Leadership in West Virginia.”

“In order to invest in West Virginia’s future, we need to invest in West Virginia’s youth. WVU is doing just that by strengthening the skills of West Virginia’s teachers,” Senator Manchin said. “These researchers are working hard to improve mathematics teaching techniques and develop a network of mathematics teacher leaders—both across the state and across all levels of curriculum. I am pleased that this funding will give professional support to the men and women who dedicate their lives to teaching our young people.”

“Proficiency in math is critical for West Virginia students to be able to compete in a 21st century economy,” Senator Capito said. “Expanding and improving math education will help prepare our students to compete in an economy that continues to grow and diversify. I will continue to fight for resources like this funding that help deliver a quality education to young West Virginians.”