Tennessee Secures $6.9M STEM in Education Grants

Officials of the Tennessee State Department of Education say they have secured $6.9 million to aid computer science and STEM education and to prepare more students for success after high school.

The money received includes an Education Innovation and Research (EIR) early phase grant of $4 million and an Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Program grant of $2.9 million.

The EIR grant will go into expanding STEM and Computer Science education in 20 Tennessee high schools through the Tennessee SySTEM for College and Career Readiness Project and will include work-based learning opportunities to earn postsecondary credits.

The Out-of-School Time Career Pathway Programs grant of $2.9 million will go into launching the Tennessee Expansion of Computer Science Career (TEC) pathways project which will benefit schools in five rural districts.

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