MaSU awarded $1,117,837 Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grant for North Dakota: MaSU Child Development Programs will receive $1,117,837 in the first year of funding in a new Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership grant for North Dakota. MaSU will collaborate with numerous entities to provide collaborative, affordable, and comprehensive early care and education services to more infants and toddlers in the state. The grant is funded on a five-year cycle.
Grant provides professional development training in Common Core State Standards: MaSU was awarded a competitive Higher Education/Teacher Preparation Grant through North Dakota DPI to be used to deliver professional development opportunities with regard to the Common Core State Standards. Dr. Jennifer Beasley with the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development shared her expertise with MaSU education faculty, teacher candidates, and area in-service K-12 teachers in March.
Lighting project will enhance safety while integrating energy conservation and efficiency: MaSU has received 12 solar-powered street lights and poles that will be installed in various locations on campus. The lights will enhance the safety of students, staff, and campus guests along campus walkways. Nearly $25,000 to fund the project was secured through a State Energy Program grant from the N.D. Department of Commerce.