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Articles from November 2015

STEM Grant to Support Redesigned Learning Environment

The STEM Council invests in the school district’s business-education partnership

The Iowa Governor’s STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Advisory Council recently invested in the Dubuque Community School District to help grow its STEM RLE (Redesigned Learning Environment) model in Iowa.

The district is one of 12 programs across the state to receive the $25,000 cost-matched grant, designed to transform typical K-12 classroom environments and methods to unite business and education while developing clear pathways from STEM education to STEM careers in the state. The grants were awarded to grow either a STEM RLE model or a STEM BEST (Businesses Engaging Students and Teachers Model), both developed in 2014 to serve as examples of business-education partnerships.

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