FHSU math and science program gets $3,000 from Kansas Parent Information Resource Center

Fort Hays State University's Mathematics and Science Internship Program has been awarded a $3,000 grant from the Kansas Parent Information Resource Center.

The internship program, under the direction of Dr. Germaine Taggart, associate professor of teacher education, assisted by Dr. Paul Adams, Anschutz professor of education, provides pre-service elementary teachers with field-based experiences. The interns conduct a five-week, after-school science and mathematics enrichment program for Hays USD 489 K-5 students. The program, to be conducted at Lincoln Elementary School in Hays, is intended to expand the after-school program to engage parents and children in exploring science at home.

More specifically, the funds will enable the pre-service class to develop bilingual take-home science exploration cards for home investigations with parents and their children. The grant covers the period that began Jan. 1, 2005, and extends to June 30, 2005.

KPIRC is a federally funded, non-profit corporation that is actively engaged in providing families and professionals with information and resources to increase parent involvement in their children?s learning. KPIRC is directed by Nancy Kraft.

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