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Ready to do the math

The Enterprise/Pat Caldwell Alisha McBride

By Pat Caldwell
Malheur Enterprise

VALE – When Vale Elementary School Principal Alisha McBride saw an opportunity to help her students through a potential grant, she jumped at the chance.

McBride crafted a proposal for the Adaptive Math Learning Pilot Project and waited to see if Vale and Willowcreek Elementary Schools would qualify.

She didn’t have to wait long.

“I wrote the grant and submitted it the first week of May,” McBride said.

At the end of May, McBride learned the two schools were selected to receive an Adaptive Math Pilot Grant for $70,465.

The grant is part of an experimental program spearheaded by the Oregon Department of Education and the Oregon STEM . . .