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Corinth school district to receive STEM grant

The Corinth School district is set to receive a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) grant, according to the Mississippi Department of Education.

MDES awarded funding for the K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project Grant to support implementation of STEM activities in classrooms and coursework, while providing technology upgrades and educator training to implement STEM applications.

Corinth School Districts Elementary and Middle school are part of Fifteen Mississippi school districts that will share more than $896,000 in grants to establish or enhance STEM programs.

“These grants will help schools increase opportunities for students to explore STEM education in elementary and middle school so they will be better prepared for STEM courses in high school,” said Dr. Nathan Oakley, chief academic officer. “STEM-related professions are growing, and there is an increasing demand for high school and college graduates with expertise in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.”

Jon R Myers

Jon R Myers is he executive editor of the Mississippi New Group, the largest digital only media company in Mississippi.

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