Public Law 107-110 - Title I, Part B (No Child Left Behind Act of 2001)
Kansas Math/Science Partnership (MSP)
Grant Writing Workshop
If your school district or university plans to submit a grant application for the MSP program and you will be involved in writing or administrating the grant, you will not want to miss this workshop. The workshop is intended to “even the playing field,” by giving everybody the specific knowledge they need to write a quality application. Even those who are experienced grant writers and have written MSP grants that have been funded will want to attend.
If you are from a small school district, you can form a partnership with other districts and work with a Kansas university to submit an application.
What: A workshop to learn the requirements of the MSP program and how to address the specific requirements of the application. This workshop will provide detailed examples of how to address the required components of the MSP Grants. Examples of how not to address the required components will also be provided. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in an open dialogue related to possible ideas for projects. Reporting requirements will be discussed, so that evaluation plans can be written to address them.
Who: Grant writers, grant administrators, and grant reviewers. This includes school administrators, educators, and university teacher education and STEM faculty.
Where: Kansas Children’s Discovery Center
4400 SW 10th Ave
Topeka, KS 66604
When: Thursday October 25, 2012
Registration & Continental Breakfast at 8:00 am
Workshop 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Free Registration: Includes continental breakfast and lunch
Link for Registration: http://events.ksde.org/Default.aspx?tabid=504
Registration closes Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 5 pm
Questions: Contact RJ Dake – firstname.lastname@example.org – 785-296-7285
or David Barnes - email@example.com – 785-296-2091
or Matt Krehbiel – firstname.lastname@example.org – 785-296-8108
or Melissa Fast – email@example.com – 785- 296-3486
KSDE will award approximately two to three new partnership grants. The awards are for three years and will range from a minimum of $50,000 to a maximum of $150,000 per fiscal year. Years 2 and 3 are contingent upon Congressional funding and fulfilling grant requirements.
Title II, Part B, of NCLB (ESEA) authorizes a Mathematics and Science Partnerships (MSP) program. MSP is intended to increase academic achievement of students in mathematics and science by enhancing the content knowledge and teaching skills of classroom teachers. Kansas will focus on mathematics. The core of these partnerships must be among:
- high-need unified school districts (USD); and
- teacher education programs; and
- science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) faculty in institutions of higher education (IHE).
For more information, see the US Department of Education’s MSP site. The link is:
To see the grant application and related information for 2012-13 go to the KSDE link: