STEM allows for students at all different math, reading, and science skills to work together in solving a problem. We have seen tremendous growth in students ability to collaborate with one another while accomplishing STEM goals. We have students who normally struggle in math and science take a leadership role in the classroom building confidence as they work through a difficult task with classmates. Last year, we would have not been able to develop a K-8 program, impacting 1,250 students, without the funding from the GLCEDC/Livingston County STEM grant. The funds allowed us to purchase resources/materials that were outside of our budget. It would have taken us at least three years to make similar purchases due to state funding limitation.
Brian Dukes, Superintendent, Pontiac School District #429