DTE Energy Foundation program targets middle school math achievement
The DTE Energy Foundation in Detroit has launched an initiative to improve Michigan students' math skills. The foundation's new competitive Math Enrichment Grant Program will offer up to $400,000 in grants to middle schools in the company's Michigan service territory.
Grants will be awarded for schools to implement innovative new programs or to expand existing programs with proven success. Public, non-public and charter schools within DTE Energy's Michigan service territory are eligible to apply. Applications may be submitted by teachers, principals and school district administers. Grants will range from $5,000 to $25,000, based on competitive merit.
Program success will be closely monitored through assessment tools, such as the MEAP (Michigan Education Assessment Program) or equivalent mathematics exams. The foundation plans to host an educational forum to share the best practices of its award recipients.
The application deadline is Aug. 3. Winners will be announced Aug. 20. Additional information and the application are available at www.dteenergy.com/mathgrant.