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DeKalb Schools awarded $40K STEM grant from Bosch Community Fund

The DeKalb County School District could see a boost in STEM project-based learning thanks to a $40,000 grant. 

The Bosch Community Fund awarded the district grant, which will provide support for existing STEM learning and teacher professional development, according to a release from school officials. 

“These funds will support projects that reinforce problem-solving skills and new technologies, aiding our mission of developing future-minded students,” DeKalb schools superintendent Stephen Green said in the release. 

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The Bosch Community Fund, from the international engineering and electronics company, supports local charitable projects with up to three million dollars a year in projects around the world. The funding is targeted at scientific, technological, and environmental initiatives.

In 2017, nearly two dozen DeKalb schools received STEM certification, which was offered either through the Georgia Department of Education or accrediting council AdvancED, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

One of the certified schools — Henderson Mill Elementary School — is recognized as one of the state’s first schools certified in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math.

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