EAST Announces Names of 13 New Schools, Grant Recipients

   

8/9/2013 3:19:26 PM

The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org) announced today a list of 13 schools who are the recipients of the 2009 Arkansas Department of Education EAST Grant.

The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org) announced today a list of 13 schools who are the recipients of the 2009 Arkansas Department of Education EAST Grant. The schools include:

  • Cedar Ridge High School
  • eStem Middle School
  • Greenwood High School
  • Jacksonville Middle School
  • MacArthur Jr. High School (Jonesboro)
  • Magazine (JD Leftwhich High School)
  • Mt. View High School
  • Nettleton Jr. High
  • Paragould Jr. High
  • Prairie Grove High School
  • Trumann High School
  • Waldron High School
  • West Fork Middle School

“For the past 13 years the Arkansas Department of Education has been instrumental in and supportive of furthering the growth and development of EAST,” said Matt Dozier, EAST Initiative President and Chief Executive Officer. “Perhaps the most significant way in which the Arkansas Department of Education supports EAST is through the EAST Grant program which provides most of the necessary start up funding for new programs like the thirteen announced today.”

The EAST Initiative is an educational model that is engaging students in sophisticated service-learning projects that involve relevant teamwork and cutting-edge technology. The program is providing more than 13,000 Arkansas students in more than 170 schools with real-world experience through the management and resolution of real-world problems. EAST was founded 13 years ago in Greenbrier, Arkansas.

"Every year the competition for funds to become an EAST school gets more intense and the selection process more difficult,” said Melanie Bradford, Division Leader, Research & Technology, Arkansas Department of Education.    "Congratulations to the 13 school joining the EAST Community."

About EAST The EAST Initiative (www.EASTinitiative.org) is an educational non-profit that works with schools and institutions across the country to implement local EAST programs. The EAST Initiative has a thirteen-year track record of helping schools, facilitators, and students better engage technology education, service learning, and individualized educational goals in a program that has been named a model program by the United States Department of Education and the United States Department of Labor. For more information about EAST contact Amy Glover Bryant, APR at 501-371-5034 or Amy@EASTproject.org. You can also visit the EAST website at www.EASTinitiative.org.

 See media coverage of this story at:

Batesville Guard http://www.guardonline.com/content/area-schools-get-east-grant-funds

 

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