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NEWS | March 1, 2017

School systems serving JBSA families receive $5 million grant

By 502nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO

The National Math and Science Initiative, or NMSI, in collaboration with the Alamo Area Council of Governments, or AACOG, announced a $5 million grant Feb. 27 to support expanded math and science educational opportunities at school systems serving families stationed at Joint Base San Antonio.

 

The grant is provided by funds appropriated to NMSI in support of the Department of Defense’s ongoing efforts to improve education outcomes in science, technology, engineering and mathematics at schools educating dependents of uniformed personnel.

 

Dallas-based NMSI has implemented its highly effective, evidence-based College Readiness Program in more than 1,000 high schools across 34 states since its founding in 2007. The specific mission to support military families began in 2010 and has resulted in implementation of the College Readiness Program for Military Families at 160 military-connected high schools in 29 states around 75 defense installations of all four armed services.

 

Other Texas military installations, including Dyess Air Force Base, Fort Bliss, Fort Hood and Sheppard Air Force Base, have already employed the NMSI program. Program implementation around Joint Base San Antonio begins in five area school systems, to be announced individually at a later date, within the 2017-18 school year.

 

(Source: 502nd Force Support Group)