MacGregor congratulates Kent ISD on STEM grant

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Majority Floor Leader Peter MacGregor congratulated the Kent County Intermediate School District on Monday for recently being awarded a grant from the state Department of Education’s MiSTEM Advisory Council for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs.

Kent ISD was awarded a $45,992 grant for Math Recovery, which aids educators in advancing students’ numeracy education and mathematical achievement.

“My congratulations to the Kent ISD for winning this important grant funding,” said MacGregor, R-Rockford. “Improving STEM education increases students’ opportunities to develop the critical skills they need to achieve, and this grant will help in that effort.”

The Kent ISD was one of 21 educational entities across Michigan awarded a share of over $3 million in state grants for STEM programs. Seventy-eight applications were submitted.

The Legislature created the MiSTEM Advisory Council in 2015. It is comprised of 11 voting members appointed by the governor and four ex-officio legislators appointed from the Senate and House of Representatives.

For more information on the MiSTEM Advisory Council visit www.michigan.gov/mistem.

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