COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Muscogee County schools and Columbus State University have partnered to deliver new science, technology, engineering and math training to more than 17,000 students.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1FIz3nw ) that the school district spent $64,000 this year to extend the program to each of its 32 elementary schools. The partnership began as a pilot program for sixth-graders at Columbus State's Coca-Cola Space Science Center.
The program is intended to boost performance in the so-called STEM education realm — science- and math-related disciplines in which American students trail many of their counterparts in other developed nations.
At CSU's Coca-Cola center, assistant director Mary Johnson said the program now uses a mobile unit to deliver lessons throughout the system.
Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, http://ledger-enquirer.com