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Bossier Schools awarded half million grant for expansion of STEM classes

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Two high schools in bossier parish got a half million dollars Tuesday. In return, the district is investing the grant in the amount of $919.618   in the future of our children. Students will have the opportunity to take college college courses and gain college credit. It is all part of  partnership with the National Math and Science Initiative and the district's college readiness program. 

Together, with the support of Barksdale Air Force Base STARBASE program, they hope to expand student knowledge of the workforce.

Financial awards are also granted to educators in the district, for measurable academic gains. "Without a doubt both of the schools exhibited that they had been building up their rigorous AP English, Math and Science  honor courses.  IT was just a natural next step for both of them to be apart of this program and we are so honored and happy to be apart of it," said Dale Fleury, Senior Director of Programs.

“This collaboration will not only provide the venue for each of these schools to dramatically increase the number of students pursuing Advance
Placement Courses and achieve the highest rankings on their accompanying AP Exams, but will provide enhanced training, resources, and initiatives to improve the quality of instruction for a large pool of educators within our system. We appreciate the on-going partnership the Bossier Parish School system has maintained throughout the years with Barksdale Air Force Base and their assistance in helping us to receive this grant,” said Bossier Schools Superintendent D.C. Machen.

Bossier Parish Schools is the only district, in Louisiana to receive a grant from the NMSI. Educators will be trained during the summer months to begin teaching the a-p  classes in the fall.
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