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Northwest ISD earns grants for college readiness

Northwest ISD officials announced Nov. 1 the district earned grants from the National Math & Science Initiative and Department of Defense STEM Education & Outreach Office due to its student population’s military connections.

The details

A district news release stated Northwest ISD’s high schools have a student population that maintains a roughly 10% connection to the United States military branches. While the program is based on the schools’ military connections, all students in eligible Advanced Placement science, technology, engineering and math programs will receive the same benefits from the grant.

The schools that received funding included the following campuses:

  • Byron Nelson High School received $101,276.00

  • Eaton High School received $91,904.00

  • Northwest High School received $92,579.00

  • Steele Early College High School received $117,326.00

Put in perspective

According to the Texas Education Agency, students in STEM classes apply academic content they’ve learned to solve real-world problems. The goal of the STEM curriculum is to prepare students for future career opportunities in highly technical career fields. TEA officials added Texas is expected to have the second-highest percentage of the nation’s future STEM job opportunities.

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