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Westport schools receive grant to promote career success

Check out this article from South Coast Today about the Project Lead the Way grant received by The Macomber Primary School and Westport Elementary School from the One8 Foundation!

WESTPORT — Superintendent Gary Reese announced that the Macomber Primary School and Westport Elementary School recently received grant funds to offer an expanded curricular program from Project Lead The Way that will better prepare students for career success, according to a press release.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for pre-K-12 students and teachers through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. The Macomber School and Westport Elementary School will join more than 12,200 schools across the country offering PLTW programs to millions of students.

The Macomber and Westport schools are just two of 82 schools across the state to receive the grant, which is supported by the Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito administration, the One8 Foundation and Mass STEM Hub.

The grant funds will be used to strengthen its PLTW program with PLTW Launch. Funds from the grant will also support teacher professional development and the purchase of materials and equipment that will be used in the hands-on applied learning courses.

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