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News Release
The Horizon Is Bright for Lane County Students - Connected Lane County and Lane STEM Receive Over $250,000 in Grants - 01/09/18

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Lane County, OR -- Connected Lane County and Lane STEM received word that they have been awarded three grants from the Oregon Department of Education and Meyer Memorial Trust, totaling over $250,000, to continue to bring career connected learning to students, to impact math in real life, and to increase access to computer science and digital literacy.

The last 18 months have been tremendous for the Elevate Lane County program; over 3,000 students have been connected to work learning opportunities outside of the classroom, and a dozen high school teachers spent over 2,000 hours learning from professional as local tech companies. This is just the beginning.

In 2018, 370 fourth and fifth graders from across Lane County will get to explore hands-on learning with the new Coders-in-Residence program, a STEM student ambassador program will be launched, students will be able to earn badges for their efforts, 1,200 graduating seniors will get to participate in a county-wide job fair, and eight more teachers will get to spend their summer in an industry externship leading to an increase in CTE programs.

If you want to learn more about Connected Lane County, please consider joining us at our community celebration on January 24th, Noon, University of Oregon Ford Alumni Center.

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About Connected Lane County
Connected Lane County aims to increase the number of local high school graduates who are successful in higher education and life by creating a seamless and streamlined transition between early childhood, K-12 and higher education through partnerships and relationships with educational, community, and business partner organizations. (www.connectedlanecounty.org)

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