Put Fellow's Grant
MPER Grants - June 2010
Growing Strategic Writers, was accepted for study group funding by the MU Partnership
for Educational Renewal (MPER) in the amount of $1,500.
The goal is to provide funds to CSD in collaboration with the MU Partnership for
Educational Renewal's Beliefs Statement and Goals to facilitate teachers’ learning and
enhance instructional practices by working with Marty Hawkins, MU Direct and Billie
McGraw, MU Mentor Teacher. The MU Partnership for Educational Renewal seeks to
provide opportunities for university and school-based educators to engage in ongoing
research related to student learning.
School Grants to Focus on Reading
Two schools in the Chillicothe R-2 School District are among the first 98 elementary schools in the state to receive grants under a new, innovative childhood reading program.
Dewey and Field schools are receiving grants totaling $36,364 to help improve reading instruction in the early grades, announced today (Tuesday) by Gov. Mel Carnahan.
Through the Read to Ready program, all public schools in Missouri can apply for four-year competitive grants to help fund reading programs for students in kindergarten through third grade.Each participating school is allowed to design its own reading improvement plan within the guidelines established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The funds may be used to help teachers implement new reading instruction methods and better techniques for assessing children's reading problems and progress, and may also may be used to purchase appropriate reading and evaluation materials.
The Read to be Ready program was established under legislation sponsored by Missouri House Speaker Steve Gaw and passed by the Legislature in 1999. Gaw said the program's purpose is to improve reading skills of Missouri's school children while providing local control and accountability on the part of the state's school districts