Congratulations to the Kennedy-Longfellow School and the CPS Science Department. The Kennedy-Longfellow School has been selected as one of 11 applicants to receive a Green in the Middle: Enhancing STEM Instruction at the Middle School Level grant award. The school’s award is $25,000, and the grant will run from December 1, 2009 through August 31, 2010.
Green in the Middle is a new initiative of the Department that seeks to accomplish five major goals. These goals are to: 1) increase school engagement among all students; 2) improve instruction in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subject areas; 3) develop 21st century skills in applied learning situations; 4) contribute to ecological and environmental initiatives; and 5) encourage students, particularly students who are low-income and/or traditionally underrepresented in the STEM fields, to consider STEM career paths.
During the grant period, the aim is to support work on Green in the Middle activities through training, technical assistance, resource development and program evaluation.