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February 1, 2017

Governor Deal Awards STEM Grants to Selected School Districts

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In 2016, the Georgia General Assembly approved a $500,000 grant program intended to promote Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education.  Specifically, the program supports Advanced Placement (AP) courses in computer sciences and statistics in rural school districts. The Governor's office this week announced grants to five school districts: Appling County: Computer Science Baldwin County: Computer Science Colquitt County: Computer Science McDuffie County: Statistics Thomas County: Computer Science and Statistics Each of the districts will receive $30,000 for this AP effort which includes teacher training and preparation, as well as mentorship programs. “Georgia is home to many global technology leaders, and between now and 2020, STEM field occupations will bring an estimated 79,000 new jobs to our state,” said Governor Deal. “These grants help us motivate and prepare our students for success in the modern workforce and help Georgia maintain its position as a leader in technology. With initiatives like this one, we are working toward providing every Georgia student with an innovative and enriching educational experience.”         

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