Center for Recruitment and Retention of Math Teachers (CRR)

The Thomas R. Brown Foundations are working to improve K-5 teacher and student competence and outcomes in math through a grant to the UA Center for the Recruitment and Retention of Mathematics Teachers (CRR). The IMPACTS Program, Improving Mathematical Problem solving, Acumen and Confidence for K-5 Teachers and Students, seeks to affect fundamental change in students’ foundational math experiences through professional development and leadership development for teachers. The elements of the IMPACTS Program include teacher workshops, a summer institute for teachers, and development of teacher leaders - those who can help disseminate curriculum and pedagogy at their school site and can take on roles beyond their schools in the wider community.