M-DCPS RECEIVES GRANT FROM VERIZON TO HELP STUDENTS
Miami Jackson High School students will learn new ways to use S.T.E.M. (science, technology, engineering, math) curriculum in agriculture and food production with the help of a $20,000 grant from Verizon. Jackson is one of 80 schools in the nation to win funds from the $1.6 million Verizon Innovate Learning grant program targeting schools underserved in S.T.E.M. resources.
On hand to receive check are left to right: Assistant Principal Ana Barreto, Associate Superintendent, Education Transformation Office Dr. Pablo G. Ortiz, State of Florida Representative Cynthia Stafford (District 109), Board Member for District 2 Dr. Dorothy Bendross-Mindingall, teacher Agostinho Ferreira, Verizon Representative Beth Bailey, Principal Carlos Rios Jr., The Education Fund Executive Director Linda Lecht.
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