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Millions Coming to 6 Southern Nevada Schools
Millions Coming to 6 Southern Nevada Schools

Millions of dollars is coming to four middle schools and two high schools in Clark County thanks to an innovation grant.

The $3 million Investing in Innovation is coming from the Department of Education. It will be used to expand innovative classroom practices, close achievement gaps, decrease dropout rates and increase college enrollment.

The grant money will be focuses on improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs also known as STEM. 

Money will go to Garside Junior High School, Gibson, Findlay and Johnston Middle Schools. Funds will also go to Mojave and Western High Schools.

School districts from around the country had to apply for the grant. Similar to the Race for the Top and School Improvement Grants, the innovation grant is highly competitive. The Clark County School District was one of only 20 districts to receive the grant out of 700 applications.

One of the reasons the district was successful was because of community support. A condition of the grant was that the community had to match $450,000. Several community partners stepped forward to supply the matching funds.

"CCSD appreciates this opportunity to work with great community partners to deepen learning for students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics by providing them with relevant activities, clubs, internships, and summer camps," said Superintendent Dwight D. Jones. "Our community has stepped up and invested in our kids. They are fully committed to seeing CCSD go from the fastest growing to the fastest improving school district in the nation."