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The purpose of this Golden LEAF grant is to assist Johnston County Schools with a STEM education framework that combines curriculum/instruction, professional development, policy, student support and community collaboration. The target schools (Selma Elementary, Selma Middle, Smithfield Middle and Smithfield-Selma High Schools) have high numbers of minority students and students living in poverty with overall student achievement below the county average. The district will partner with Duke University and NC State to develop integrated lessons in engineering concepts within core subject areas and work with Johnston CC to align the project to technical programs offered by the college (machining, biotechnology, welding and others).