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Washington Receives Funding to Support STEM Informal Education
School’s Out Washington announced the receipt of a $120,000 two-year grant from The Noyce Foundation to support the implementation of a comprehensive plan for STEM learning activities through afterschool and youth development (AYD) programs. The Noyce Foundation, in collaboration with the C.S. Mott Foundation, is supporting a growing number of statewide afterschool networks with the goal of increasing and improving quality STEM afterschool, expanded learning and
summer programs across the country.
An opportunity exists to change the current course of STEM education in our state. School’s Out Washington created an initial afterschool and youth development STEM Plan in fall 2013 in collaboration with partners and input from the field. The plan has a focus on building a strong system to support informal STEM education. The partners, including OSPI’s 21st Century Community Learning Center Program office, Washington STEM, WSU 4-H will continue to work with SOWA to implement the plan.
Read the full press release here announcing the grant award. And stay tuned for ways to get involved as we move forward with the STEM focused planning, and visit our STEM webpage for more resources and information.
And in other news, here are some other blogs of interest:
Omnibus spending bill ensures renewed federal support for afterschool, summer learning, Afterschool Snack, the Afterschool Alliance Blog.
Strategies for Reversing the Summer Slump, Ideas nFocus – a blog of nFocus Solutions
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