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The Pembroke Public School District recently announced that it has received a grant to offer high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs from Project Lead The Way.

The Pembroke Public School District recently announced that it has received a grant to offer high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs from Project Lead The Way.

PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides a transformative learning experience for K-12 students and teachers through pathways in computer science, engineering and biomedical science. More than 10,500 schools across the country offer PLTW programs to millions of students.

“We are excited to partner with PLTW in order to offer our middle school students and teachers an opportunity to explore a project based, STEM rich curriculum,” said Marybeth Brust, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction. “With PLTW’s support, we will have access to professional development and materials that will enable our middle school students to explore STEM pathways that will define careers in the 21st century.”

Pembroke is one of 73 schools across the commonwealth to receive the grant, which is supported by the Administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito, the One8 Foundation and Mass STEM Hub.

“It is essential that we engage our students throughout their K-12 school years with hands-on lessons in science, engineering, computer science, technology and math,” said Lt. Governor Karyn Polito.

Pembroke will use grant funds to start its PLTW program with PLTW’s Gateway program. Funds from the grant will also support teacher professional development and the purchase of materials and equipment that will be used in the hands-on, activity-, project- and problem-based courses.

“We are proud to partner with Pembroke to empower students to develop the in-demand knowledge and transportable skills to thrive in our evolving world,” said Vince Bertram, PLTW president and CEO. “Thank you to the governor’s office, the One8 Foundation and Mass STEM Hub for making these grants possible and further investing in Massachusetts’s students.”

For information: pltw.org.