STEAM Academy Receives Grant
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 18, 2012) — Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC), an initiative dedicated to improving college readiness and completion, has awarded a grant to Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) for its planned STEAM Academy. The district will receive $150,000 in pre-launch planning grants and is eligible for up to $300,000 in one-to-one matching funds.
Emphasizing science, technology, engineering, arts and math at the secondary and postsecondary levels, this groundbreaking partnership between FCPS and the University of Kentucky College of Education will dramatically improve college readiness, maximize student learning and close achievement gaps using mastery learning, personalized instruction, internships and dual/college credit opportunities.
The College of Education will train teachers on approaches for using education technology and project-based learning.
The program is expected to launch in August 2013.
NGLC provides investment capital to expand the use of proven and emerging learning technologies, collects and shares evidence of what works, and fosters innovation and adoption of solutions that will dramatically improve the quality of learning in the United States, particularly for low-income students and students of color.
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