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Muscogee Schools and CSU Partner on Science, Math, Tech Programs

Georgia Education
Posted at 4:18 AM, Mar 02, 2015
and last updated 2019-03-18 16:00:18-04

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 ( ) 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,