Baton Rouge schools gain $450,000 grant for science, math, technology

Baton Rouge schools gain $450,000 grant for science, math, technology
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POSTED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:00pm

UPDATED: Friday, April 5, 2013 - 3:04pm

North Baton Rouge students are on the receiving end of hundreds of thousands in grant money.

Today ExxonMobile is handing over $450 thousand to support science, tech and math classes at north Baton Rouge schools. It's funding they can use for science and math equipment and supplies.

“With the grant we will be able to actually purchase college material and use it so I will be better prepared when I enter college," Brandy Stewart, Junior at Scotlandvivlle Magnet High, said.

The money's also going to Teach for America's South Louisiana Chapter so they can recruit the nation's best math and science teachers.

"We are excited that Exxon allowed us to go out there and recruit great science teachers from all over the country and asked them to make Baton Rouge their home to meet the needs of our kids,” Michael Tipton, Director of Teach for America, said. “So this is hugely helpful and will help us meet the needs of thousands of kids in north Baton Rouge.”

ExxonMobile is committing to provide money for three years.

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