By Bill Oliver
Commerce, TX –
The latest grants given to Texas A&M University-Commerce have the potential to total almost $1.25 million dollars.
The U.S. Department of Education has awarded $243,770 dollars to three faculty members with the anticipation of receiving a total of $1.2 million over the next five years. The faculty, from the A&M-Commerce Department of Curriculum and Instruction, will be helping the Greenville and Garland school districts develop model programs in bilingual education and English as a Second Language.
And Greenville's L-3 Communications Integrated Systems has presented A&M-Commerce $40,000 dollars towards Operation Spark. That's a collaborative project with area school districts to develop hands-on activities for students, professional development for science teachers, and mentoring aimed at addressing the crucial need for a workforce prepared in math and science.