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Local schools awarded STEM education grants

MADISON, Wis. (WXOW) Fifteen school district include several in our area, will share $250,000 in state funding for innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education projects in the coming years.

"STEM education is vital to our students and the future," said State Superintendent Tony Evers. "These courses will take an innovative approach to engage, motivate and inspire students to spark their interest in careers in science technology, engineering, and mathematics.  These fields hold so much potential as the source of innovation and entrepreneurship that drive economic development and the knowledge-based economy."

The one-time grant program provides up to $19,222 to help school districts enhance STEM course offerings.  The program was part of the 2013-15 state budget and requires applicants to provide a matching amount equal to 25 percent of the grant.

Here is a list of the schools who will receive STEM grants:

Altoona School District

Cambridge School District

Columbus School District

Franklin Public School District

Gillett School District

Green Bay Area Public School District

Hartford Union High School District

Kenosha Unified School District

Menomonie Area School District

Milwaukee Public Schools

Oregon School District

Ripon Area School District

Verona Area School District

Wausau School District

West Bend School District

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