Stem Grant Recipient

SACS Announced as Grant Recipient
Posted on 05/03/2018

Indiana Department of Education Announces Recipients of First-Ever K-6 STEM Acceleration Grants

The Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) announced SACS is one recipient of the State’s K-6 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Acceleration Grants. IDOE received a total of 136 proposals for the competitive grant, with 11 schools receiving Indiana’s first-ever grant of this nature.

STEM education is an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to learning that provides hands-on and relevant learning experiences for students. STEM teaching and learning goes beyond the mere transfer of knowledge. It engages students and equips them with critical thinking, problem solving, creative and collaborative skills, and ultimately establishes connections between the school, work place, community and the global economy.  

“An education grounded in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics helps prepare students for academic success, while preparing them for life beyond high school,” said Dr. Jennifer McCormick, Indiana Superintendent of Public Instruction. “As State Superintendent, I am excited Indiana is able to award this ground-breaking grant, and I want to commend the awarded schools for their dedication and commitment to this opportunity for students.”

Fort Wayne's WBOI radio host and reporter Araceli Gomez-Aldana recently talked with Jeanine Kleber, principal, Haverhill Elementary, about the grant and how it will be used to help grow STEM programming throughout the SACS district. 

Click here to read the article and listen to the interview. 

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