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Apply Today for This Outstanding ADE Grant Opportunity for Middle Schools!

The Arkansas Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) has been awarded a $2.98 million grant from the Walton Family Foundation to increase student interest and engagement in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by providing middle school students access to high-quality STEM curriculum that supports hands-on, real-world learning from PLTW.

Friday, March 3, 2023 is the application deadline for this grant to fully implement a PLTW Gateway program in your school regardless of school size or locale next school year.

Apply for the Grant and Learn More

  1. Grant Application Details

    You can find the submission guidelines for the ADE grant opportunity here. Already know the guidelines? Apply here.

  2. See STEM In-Action

    While the grant application is straight-forward, there is one requirement that you need to act on quickly - a school tour. Visit this page for details on completing your PLTW school virtual tour to see students and teachers in action!

  3. Get More Info at an Event

    To support you in your application process, PLTW and ADE-CTE STEM are co-hosting a conversation around the new PLTW Gateway grant and how to successfully implement and sustain the program for your students.

    • Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2023 at 10 a.m. CT -- Register

  4. Additional Questions? Reach Out.

    Dr. Samantha Duchscherer
    Arkansas Department of Education
    Division of Elementary and Secondary Education
    (501) 537-5717
    [email protected]

PLTW Gateway (6-8)

Learn more in the resources below about the proven STEM curriculum, available in English and Spanish, that allows students to engage in hands-on, collaborative problem solving focused on real-world challenges, to use and stretch their imaginations in brand-new ways, and to connect their learning to life and real careers.