JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - Several local school districts will share thousands of dollars in funding to enhance or establish STEM programs in kindergarten through 8th grade.
The Mississippi State Board of Education awarded $886,000 in funding for the K-8 STEM Initiative Enhancement Project Grant.
STEM stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics."
“These dollars will help schools get students interested in the STEM field at an earlier age. This will allow us to expand opportunities for students at the high school level to be ready to enter STEM related fields either in college or in the workplace,” said Jean Massey, executive director of secondary education.
The following school districts were included:
- Booneville School District - Booneville Middle School
- Corinth School District - Corinth Elementary School
- Water Valley School District - Davidson Elementary School
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