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Texas Instruments Foundation donates $2.2M for STEM district

By Laura Devaney
May 7th, 2015

Educators hope the district will model best practices from state STEM network of schools

STEM-learningThe Texas Instruments (TI) Foundation is donating a grant of up to $2.2 million to Educate Texas to accelerate the development of a STEM district in the Lancaster Independent School District (LISD).

In 2012 the TI Foundation announced a multi-year grant of up to $4.8 million to Educate Texas, a public-private initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas, to work with LISD to build out a “STEM District” using proven best practices from across the state’s robust STEM network of schools.

The goal was to improve academic achievement for all students and increase students’ awareness and exposure to STEM college and career pathways. With today’s announcement, the TI Foundation support for the initiative totals $7 million to support this district-wide transformation.

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