/School districts split $886K to boost STEM activities

School districts split $886K to boost STEM activities

Each district will receive $886,000 from the K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project grant. According to a Department of Education news release, the grant dollars will be used to help districts develop STEM activities, improve technology and train teachers. The 2018-19 school year will see the funding go into effect. Jean Massey (executive director of secondary education), stated in the release that the funding will “help schools get students involved in the STEM field earlier.” “This will enable us to expand opportunities to students at the high school and college levels in STEM fields,” Jean Massey, executive director of secondary education, stated in the release. These schools and districts are: * Booneville Schools District — Booneville Secondary School * Cleveland School district – BL Bell Academy and DM Smith Elementary Schools * Columbia School Board – Columbia Elementary and Middle School * Corinth County School District — Horn Lake Middle School * Lauderdale County School District Clarkdale Elementary School, Northeast Lauderdale Elementary, Southeast Lauderdale Primary and West Lauderdale Elementary * Long Beach Public School District – Reeves Elementary School * Natchez Adams School District – McLaurin Elementary school, Susie B. West Elementary School, Joseph Frazier Elementary school and Robert Lewis Magnet School * Neshoba County Schools District – Neshoba Middle School, Highland Bluff Elementary and Northshore Elementary Schools and Northwest Rankin Middle Schools * Rankin County Schools District – Florence Middle School, Northshore Elementary and Northwest Rankin Middle schools * Rankin County Schools District – McLaurin Elementary School, Susie B.