Bristol-Myers Squibb recently awarded a $24,000 grant to the Lawrence Township Education Foundation. The grant is intended to provide a year-long, professional development opportunity for K-5 Lawrence Township Public Schools educators. This grant will bring consultants from The Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at Stevens Institute of Technology to Lawrence Township during the 2018-19 school year. This program will increase teachers’ knowledge of engineering education standards and will benefit more than 1,800 students in Lawrence Township.

“This grant will support our K-5 teachers by deepening their understanding of the engineering standards within the New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Science,” said Kristin Burke, supervisor of instruction for math and science for grades K-6. “They will have the opportunity to enhance their skills needed to foster student-centered, inquiry-based learning. We are very grateful for the support of BMS.”

Karen Faiman, executive director of the Lawrence Township Education Foundation; Amy Davis, president of the LTEF Board of Trustees; and Carolina Simao, LTEF board member, presented the grant to the Lawrence Township Public Schools at the Board of Education meeting on July 25, 2018.

LTEF is a nonprofit organization that fosters educational excellence, creativity, and achievement in the Lawrence Township Public Schools. Through grant requests from teachers and school administrators, LTEF funds programs that will have a substantial and lasting impact on Lawrence Township public school students.

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