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Local kids with a passion for math and science have new options, thanks to a $7.8 million federal grant awarded to Albuquerque Public Schools.
APS recently received a five-year award from the U.S. Department of Education’s Magnet Schools Assistance Program – one of 32 districts selected in 16 states.
The money will be used to convert Mission Avenue Elementary School, Garfield Middle School and Valley High School into “Engineering for the Future” schools with hands-on science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum.
APS Superintendent Raquel Reedy said the STEM emphasis will “start up a new generation of people who are hooked on science.”