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Thumbs Up for Opportunity, Leadership

Posted on May 19, 2016

Tri-City Herald

Seizing the opportunity in Finley

The Mid-Columbia has for years been a state leader in the development of K-12 education focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Delta High School, a STEM-based integrated learning high school, was one of the state’s first such schools. This innovative approach to education started in 2009 with financial support from Battelle and the combined efforts of Kennewick, Pasco and Richland School districts.

In 2014, the Pasco School District opened three STEM elementary schools designed to “ignite in our students and staff a passion for learning, a commitment to innovative thinking, and a desire to transform the global community” according to the Franklin STEM Elementary website.

There are a lot of brilliant young minds in the Tri-Cities who will have a better opportunity to achieve their full potential because our community had both the visionary leadership and the necessary financial resources.


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