CME Project was developed at Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC) within the Center for Mathematics Education (CME), with partial support from the National Science Foundation.
What is EDC?
Education Development Center, Inc. is a global nonprofit organization that develops, delivers, and evaluates innovative programs to address some of the world's most urgent challenges in education, health, and economic development. EDC manages more than 300 projects in all 50 states and in 35 countries.
What is CME?
The Center for Mathematics Education at EDC, part of the Science and Mathematics Program, is dedicated to promoting a high quality mathematics education for all through research-informed improvements in curriculum, teacher education, and policy.
What is the NSF?
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 whose main focus is on research in science and mathematics. Funding for education in those fields is only a small part of the NSF’s budget, and most of that funding is for research in education. (Curriculum development, in fact, is not a main focus of the NSF.)
Regarding mathematics curricula, “NSF program” means the program received funding from the National Science Foundation. When the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) released their first national standards document in 1989, the NSF funded development of curricula that would implement those standards.
The CME Project is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) under Grant No. ESI-0242476, Grant No. ESI-9252952, and Grant No. ESI-9617369. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.