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Stevens Elementary Awarded STEM Grant

January 25, 2013

Six schools and an entire district within Washington were awarded $19,000 grants and will serve as Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) mentors to other schools in the state.

This includes Stevens Elementary in Aberdeen.

Known as “Lighthouse” schools, these seven were awarded the grants to promote and develop STEM education, including technical assistance and advice for other schools that are creating their own STEM environments.

“These Lighthouse schools are doing great things for STEM education,” said Randy Dorn, state superintendent. “The work they do will benefit classrooms across the state.”

STEM Lighthouse schools originated in 2010 with the Legislature’s passage of House Bill 2621. The bill directs the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction to designate as many as three middle and three high schools each year as lighthouse schools.

Also included:
• Delta High School (Kennewick)
• Bremerton High School (Bremerton)
• West Valley Junior High School (West Valley Yakima)
• San Juan School District
• West Hills STEM Academy (Bremerton)
• WF West High School (Chehalis)

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