Dear Colleague Letter - Request for ideas about a Mathematics Education Initiative
DATE: May 14, 2012
The National Science Foundation (NSF) in cooperation with the U.S Department of Education (ED) is interested in input that can inform new activities and programs to support and improve K-16 mathematics education.
The President's fiscal year 2013 budget to Congress proposes a jointly administrated K-16 mathematics education initiative funded by $30 million from NSF and $30 million from ED. This funding will create a dual-agency initiative on mathematics education that will combine the strengths of NSF and ED to stimulate needed research and development in mathematics education and the use of successful practices and innovations at scale. This initiative will support researchers, practitioners, and institutions with the greatest potential for transformational impact, and provide opportunities for state, local and institutional decision-makers to infuse proven practices into mathematics education. The goal is to have a lasting impact on the learning and teaching of mathematics.