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School districts receive grants for CASE programs

The South Dakota Department of Education has awarded fi ve school districts grants to start Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education programs.

The following area school districts received grants:

• McCook Central —$5,000

• Platte-Geddes — $4,168

CASE programs integrate math, reading and science instruction to prepare students for post-secondary coursework and careers in STEM fi elds.

Courses cover topics like introduction to agriculture, food and natural resources, principles of animal science and principles of plant sciences.

Before schools can implement CASE courses, teachers must attend a CASE Institute. The CASE Institutes are intensive twoweek training programs focusing on project-based curriculum and engaging teaching strategies.