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Cass St. educator receives $2,500 Engineering is Elementary grant

Elisabeth ForoFor the second year in a row, an educator in Milwaukee Public Schools is the recipient of a $2,500 prestigious STEM professional development grant.

Elisabeth Foro, an academic coach at Cass Street School, is one of just 36 teachers across the country to receive the Raytheon - Engineering is Elementary® Teacher scholarship.

This scholarship will help Ms. Foro implement Engineering is Elementary, an award-winning STEM curriculum, at Cass Street School. The scholarship covers tuition and travel to attend an Engineering is Elementary professional development workshop in Boston, Mass., along with a complete set of Engineering is Elementary materials.

About Engineering is Elementary

EiE addresses America’s pressing need for effective STEM education in three ways: curriculum development and dissemination, professional development (PD), and educational research.

About Cass Street School

Cass Street School, located on the lower east side within walking distance of museums and downtown cultural attractions, offers the SAGE small class size (18:1) program from 5-year-old kindergarten through third grade and strong college and career readiness curriculum in all grades along with art, physical education and music classes. A library/media center, computer labs and science lab are available for all students.


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