Wesleyan's Project to Increase Mastery of Mathematics and Science (PIMMS) and the Connecticut Department of Education hosted a reception Sept. 17 in Beckham Hall to honor the graduates of a three-year leadership academy. PIMMS was the lead partner on a "Leadership Academy in Middle School Science," which is one of the six academies that received more than $600,000 grant from the Mathematics and Science Partnership (MSP).
Mike Zebarth, director of PIMMS, speaks to Elizabeth Buttner, State Department of Education K-12 science consultant (left), and Charlene Tate-Nichols, State K-12 mathematics consultant.
Marlene Loviano MALS '98, education manager for the Bureau of Teaching and Learning at the State Department of Education, speaks Mathematics and Science Partnership participants. The federal program is funded under Title II, Part B of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 and administered by the U.S. Department of Education. Its purpose is to engage teachers, especially those who teach in high-need districts, in sustained professional development programs that will improve student achievement in mathematics or science.
Participants watched a visual presentation during the meeting. The presentation included photographs taken over the past three years of the program. (Photos by Stefan Weinberger '10)