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San Bernardino County Superintendent, Fort Irwin Garrison Commander and Marine Corps Commanding Officer launch National STEM Program at Silver Valley High School

Leaders from San Bernardino County Schools, Fort Irwin, the Marine Corps and Silver Valley Unified School District will announce a new partnership with an evidence-based, rigorous national STEM program. This is thanks to more than $135,000 in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Defense. The launch event, which includes school and military families and students, is for two-year College Readiness Program from the National Math and Science Initiative that’s being implemented at Silver Valley High School. As a nonprofit whose mission is to advance STEM education so all students, especially those furthest from opportunity, can reach their highest potential, NMSI has served more than 250 U.S. schools that have significant enrollment among military-connected students.

Superintendent Ted Alejandro, San Bernardino County Schools
Col. Jeanette Martin, Fort Irwin Garrison Commander
Col. Craig Clemans, Commanding Officer, Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow
Board President Karen Gray, Silver Valley Unified School District
Shannon Manion, Manager, Military Families Mission, National Math and Science Initiative


Janell Lewis Ford, NTC/USAG Public Affairs Specialist (PAO), Fort Irwin, 760-380-3450, janell.j.lewisford.civ@mail.mil, cell: 760-267 -7023
Angela Chambers, National Math and Science Initiative, 214-525-3046,achambers@nms.o, cell: 972-989-6370