MADISON (WAOW) -- As part of the Improving Teacher Quality Program, some area schools will receive grants to further educate their teachers.
Abbotsford, Unity and Neillsville are a few school districts that will get money to improve their math departments.
The Math and Science Partnership grants help fund training activities for teachers in 50 school districts throughout the state.
Out of the total $2.2 million in federal funding, $1.6 million will go toward the Partnership grants in Wisconsin.
An additional $557,160 will go toward renewal grants, which will allow three current partnerships to continue for another year.
"Caring, quality educators who know their subject and how to teach are the foundation for student academic success," said State Superintendent Elizabeth Burmaster. "It is clear from the competition for these grants that our school districts want to invest in their teachers so they learn some of the latest knowledge and research in mathematics and science to share with their students."