GA School Superintendent recognizes local STEM elementary schools

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Georgia's School Superintendent was in Columbus Friday morning to recognize Hannan and Dimon elementary schools as STEM certified.

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

STEM schools are recognized for a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in those four specific disciplines.

Superintendent Richard Woods says this is quite an accomplishment for these schools.

"Our young people. Again having that math, science, technology and engineering certification. We are giving them opportunities for the future. Columbus is doing a great job. Increasing that number around the state, I think we are at about 60 schools that are stem certified. We have a thousand in the pipeline. So we are just excited to be a part of the celebration," says Woods.

A total of 51 schools in the state of Georgia are now considered STEM schools.

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