RICHMOND, Va. -

The Virginia Department of Education is awarding more than $2 million in grants to enhance teachers' knowledge of science, technology, engineering and math and their ability to teach the subjects.
 
The department said in a news release that 10 partnerships between school divisions and colleges and universities won the awards, part of a competitive Math and Science partnership grant competition. The partnerships will provide in-service training for STEM teachers and create professional development programs tied to state science Standards of Learning.
 
Officials say the money will provide professional development for 740 teachers throughout Virginia.