This Education Week article highlights EDC's new National Science Foundation-funded Mathematics and Science Partnership with the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Carnegie Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University. Together, the partners are working to improve math instruction at the secondary level and close the opportunity gap faced by minority and low-income students: "The district will use the new funds to build on their previous work, continuing their partnership with EDC. 'That is one of NSF's intentions with the grant, that this is something that we tackle together,' Eden Badertscher, a senior project director at EDC [said] in a phone interview. Over the next five years, four-week immersion programs will be held for math teachers in the district during the summer, where they will work with mathematicians from the university partners. As part of that collaboration, the participants will explore best practices for reaching disadvantaged students and improving their math achievement. 'Teachers should feel that they have the support, knowledge, and capacity to reach every student,' said Badertscher."