Bill Schmitt | January 7, 2016
A major grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education will extend the state’s support for the University of Notre Dame’s innovative development of high school teachers in the STEM disciplines. The $370,972 grant to Notre Dame was announced Jan. 6 for teacher support through the Advanced Placement Training and Incentive Program for Indiana (AP-TIP IN), part of the Notre Dame Center for STEM Education in the Institute for Educational Initiatives.
The AP-TIP IN program, a statewide initiative serving educators and students in participating public high schools, encourages students—including women and minorities—to pursue college-level studies in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), as well as English. Structured collaborations have proven to help students and their teachers sharply increase achievements in College Board Advanced Placement (AP) courses and tests in select subjects.