NCSS Numeracy Grant

Newton County School System Celebrates $99,094 Grant for K-5 Numeracy Development
Posted on 02/06/2024
numeracy grantThe Newton County School System is thrilled to announce its recent success in securing a $99,094 grant from the Georgia Department of Education, exclusively earmarked for K-5 Numeracy Development. The school system proudly joins the ranks of forty-three districts in Georgia chosen to benefit from this crucial grant.

This funding injection positions the Newton County School System to launch a comprehensive numeracy program set to positively impact students across all 14 elementary schools. The K-5 Numeracy Development Grant is a testament to the district's commitment to academic excellence and its dedication to elevating the standard of numerical understanding among students.

Educators within the Newton County School System will now have access to valuable resources, empowering them to enrich students' mathematical comprehension. The grant's implementation will introduce hand2mind daily math fluency centers to teachers and students, fostering active engagement and reinforcing mathematical numeracy for students in grades K-5.

Dr. Duke Bradley, III, Superintendent of Newton County School System, expressed his enthusiasm for the Numeracy Development Grant, highlighting its significance in advancing the district's commitment to educational excellence. Dr. Bradley emphasized, "This grant underscores our relentless dedication to providing top-notch education to our students. It's not just about numbers; it's about shaping well-rounded individuals with a strong foundation in mathematics."

The allocated funds will facilitate the introduction of innovative strategies and the effective use of manipulatives, allowing for a flexible and dynamic approach to teaching and learning. This initiative reflects the district's forward-thinking mindset and commitment to nurturing a deep understanding of mathematics among its students.

As Jennifer Tukes, the Curriculum and Instruction Specialist for Mathematics, stated, "Receiving the Numeracy Development Grant is a significant milestone for our district. It not only acknowledges our dedication to academic excellence but equips our teachers district-wide with the tools necessary to elevate numerical understanding. This investment in our students' future is a testament to our unwavering commitment to their success."

“"The K-5 math grant will provide an opportunity for teachers to help students build a solid foundation in numeracy,” added Dr. Tiffany Merriweather, NCSS Director of Grants. “We are so excited that our teachers will be able to engage in innovative practices that will support our students."