Heart of West Michigan United Way and Grand Rapids Public Schools have partnered together to improve middle school student's performances in STEM classes.

United Way plans on funding new science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum for the students, which the district hopes will help Westwood Middle School students score better on state evaluations.

The curriculum is aligned with the goals of Talent 2025, K-Connect, the Talent Triangle, and the GRPS Academic Plan. As well as vote-approved bond investments in new technology for students and teachers.

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