EDC Receives New DoD Grant to Expand SRVCE by Connecting Civics and STEM

EDC has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Defense National Defense Education Program (NDEP) to build capacity to foster high school students’ civic and STEM literacy. The newly funded work, Synergizing Civics and STEM through Teacher Learning, will feature use of the innovative Supporting Readiness through Vital Civic Empowerment (SRVCE) Curriculum.

Over the next two years, EDC will partner with the Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM (TIES) and Generation Citizen to help teachers spark students’ interest in STEM careers, while deepening youths’ understanding of the role of STEM skills in addressing civic issues. SRVCE partners will work with school districts in Louisiana, North Carolina, and Virginia that primarily serve populations of students who are under-represented in STEM careers and have a high percentage of military-connected youth. A key goal is to create structures that will support teachers and students during the project and thereafter.

Read the announcement: https://www.edc.org/edc-receives-dod-grant-promote-literacy-civics-and-stem