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Lanai's only school begins STEM development program for teachers

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

By: Jamie Lee

Teachers at Lanai’s only school received an educational grant.

On September 9, Lanai High School and Elementary School (LHES) teachers received a $6,000 donation from Hawaii’s Verizon Foundation. The grant will be used to start the Science Technology Engineering Mathematics (STEM) Professional Development program on the island.

The program is offered to all 44 teachers at LHES. The curriculum is designed to equip them with in-depth training for classroom instruction. The Verizon Foundation grant will fund three training sites on Lanai, run by the Hawaii STEM Learning and Strategy network.

"It's critical that we take care of the educators who will shape our keiki's future, especially those teachers that may not have easy access to outside resources on-island," said William Hozey of Verizon Wireless Hawaii. "By ensuring that the LHES faculty can obtain cutting-edge training in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), we're making an important investment in the kids of Lanai." 

The teachers at LHES expect the training they receive will change the way they teach and impact their students. 

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