LEGO announces Smart Schools Grant recipients

LEGO Education North America and the Education Blueprints Association today announced the 14 recipients of the first-ever LEGO Smart Schools Grant. Recipients will implement a program with LEGO Education products and services to foster learning and creativity, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math, and ranging from elementary to high school levels.

“The Smart Schools Grant Program will help further inspire teachers and students to embody how a hands-on, minds-on approach to learning can make a difference in their education,” LEGO Education North American president Stephan Turnipseed said in a press release.

Each district will match LEGO Education’s $40,000 grant and distribute funds among at least one elementary, middle, and high school in each district for a minimum of three academic years. Each grant also includes a free community outreach package (a $5,000 value), which will allow the districts to host LEGO building events and open houses for the surrounding community.

LEGO Smart Schools Grant Recipients include districts in:

  •     Olympia, WA
  •     Winona, MN
  •     Clinton Township, MI
  •     Mansfield, TX
  •     Mesa, AZ
  •     Scottsdale, AZ
  •     Pomona, CA
  •     Chapin, SC
  •     Texarkana, TX
  •     Roebuck, SC
  •     South Daytona/Port Orange, FL
  •     Tampa, FL
  •     Raleigh, NC
  •     Knightdale, NC

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