Education: In School Grantees - 2009

Organization Area served Purpose Amount
Downtown College Prep and ACE Charter Schools Santa Clara County To support the High Math Achievement program, which would provide participating teachers with a four-week summer institute for professional development and an instructional mathematics coach to work at both schools. $60,000
A collaborative of the Bayshore, Brisbane, San Carlos and Belmont School Districts Northern San Mateo County To support the ACCESS Program, which seeks to strengthen instruction for students from four school districts that have tested below proficient on the California Standards Test by investing in professional development for middle school math teachers and building a multi-district learning community. $120,169
Berryessa Union School District San Jose To support the Middle School Mathematics Program, which seeks to strengthen effectiveness of mathematics instruction so all students successfully complete Algebra 1 by the end of 8th grade. Support will provide teacher training and an on-site instructional mathematics coach. $60,600
East Palo Alto Charter School - Aspire Public Schools East Palo Alto To support the Teacher Fellows Program, which seeks to address costly high teacher turn-over by investing in teacher recruitment and training. The program would hire and train one first-time teacher, provide accelerated professional development during the school year and add an on-site instructional mathematics coach. $52,540
Foothill College’s Krause Center for Innovation (KCI), and the Physical Science, Mathematics and Engineering (PSME) division San Mateo and Santa Clara counties To support the Faculty Academy for Mathematics Excellence (FAME) program, a professional development program focused on increasing the effectiveness of middle school mathematics teachers in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. Specifically, the program will research and plan a new summer institute and recruit participating teachers. $29,400
Jefferson Elementary and Pacifica School Districts Northern San Mateo County To support professional development for teachers and coaches from both school districts and have on-site mathematics coaches available to strengthen classroom practices and build a multi-district learning community. $75,000
Joint Venture: Silicon Valley Network San Mateo and Santa Clara counties To support the Math Matters program, which in partnership with Intel, seeks to provide an intensive Math Institute with year-long coaching for San Mateo County teachers and professional learning communities in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. $75,000
Moreland School District San Jose To support professional development for mathematics teachers, in-school learning communities and partial funding for a middle school mathematics coach at Moreland Middle School. $29,780
Mountain View Whisman School District Mountain View To support the Math Accelerated Program (MAP), a comprehensive program to increase mathematics instructional support for lower-performing students who are mainly of Hispanic descent. The project is designed to improve the effectiveness of middle school mathematics teachers by providing professional development, coaching and learning communities. $77,189
New Teacher Center and Silicon Valley New Teacher Project Santa Clara and San Mateo counties To support Project Algebra, which will provide newly developed, targeted professional development for new mathematics teachers in grades 6-8, their mentors and administrators. $100,000
Price Middle School San Jose To support professional development and opportunities for collaboration among educators, further curriculum development, educational technology, and efforts to identify and address barriers to learning particular to students in underperforming groups. $48,384
Ravenswood City School District East Palo Alto and east Menlo Park To support the Middle School Mathematics Program, which seeks to improve teacher instructional skills in algebra through extensive professional development and training in an intensive one-week summer institute and on Saturdays and on-site instructional coaching. $75,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara and San Mateo To support the Silicon Valley Math Initiative in providing a comprehensive professional development program to middle school teachers in San Mateo and Santa Clara counties. The aim is to increase the number of teachers whose understanding of mathematics enables them to provide the highest quality instruction, particularly in algebra, through intensive professional development, coaching and participation in learning communities. $100,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara County To support the Algebra Success Initiative: Ensuring Equity (ASI) program, which will provide professional development to teachers in districts with high percentages of students of color, students who are English Learners and low-income students. The program provides a week-long summer institute and monthly follow-up sessions during the school year $80,436
Springboard for Improving Schools Half Moon Bay and San Jose To support the design of a professional development program serving Oak Grove School District in San Jose and the Cabrillo School District in Half Moon Bay. $35,000
Sustainable Valley Foundation of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara County To support Silicon Valley: A Laboratory for Learning, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group and its Sustainable Valley Foundation to provide professional development for mathematics teachers in Santa Clara County using the Intel curriculum. $75,000