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Paradise Valley schools, Phoenix-based Honeywell partner up to improve STEAM education

Published: Monday, January 15, 2024 - 3:01pm
Updated: Monday, January 15, 2024 - 3:59pm
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Students in the Paradise Valley Unified School District will soon have more opportunities in STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) education.

The district's governing board recently approved a contract with Phoenix-based Aerospace company, Honeywell.

Honeywell’s products can be found on virtually every commercial, defense and space aircraft. 

Superintendent Troy Bales said Honeywell has put together a group of volunteers to work with the district’s career and technical education department.

“To assist in developing age appropriate STEAM activities, including but not limited, to providing mentorship to high school students, participating in PV Schools STEAM events, and offering teacher mentorship on industry needs and standards," Bales said.

No money will be exchanged between Honeywell and the district since the partnership is volunteer-based.

A governing board member Sandra Christensen said it’s part of a larger effort to improve proficiency, especially in science, technology and math.

“[In] Paradise Valley, even though we spend one of the most [amounts of] money in the state on classroom spending, our scores are continually behind what our goals are," she said.

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