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$1.4M in STEM curriculum gifted to Nev. schools

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Posted at 10:38 PM, Mar 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-22 01:38:47-04

Middle school students at Nevada public schools will have access to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum, thanks to a donation from The STEM Academy, Inc.

The donation announced during the March 7 Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit, came as a result of requests from leaders at Bank of Nevada and First Independent Bank, who are directly involved in statewide efforts to expand STEM curriculum and improve educational performance in Nevada.

WATCH THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF DONATION IN THE VIDEO BELOW.

Providing this curriculum for a three-year licensing term, and at no cost to 88 middle schools in Nevada, is a financial donation of more than $1.4 million. The majority of the middle schools that will benefit from this gift -- 58 facilities -- are within the Clark County School District

The donated curriculum will be combined with additional funding from the state of Nevada and the Clark County School District to provide the needed accompanying materials for students, some of which can be utilized in subsequent years.