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New curriculum coming to Hoxie School District

(Source: Hoxieschools.com) (Source: Hoxieschools.com)
HOXIE, AR (KAIT) -

Students of one Lawrence County school will begin the next school year with a new option.

Wednesday, EAST Initiative awarded the Hoxie School District a grant to cover the cost of equipment for EAST lab courses.

According to the East Initiative website, Hoxie School District is the only school in Lawrence County to have an EAST lab.

An EAST classroom is equipped with technology such as a green screen, 3-D printers, drones and more to allow students to be more interactive and involved in their classwork.

Hoxie School District Curriculum Director Jennifer Huff said EAST lab uses a project-based learning model and students will work to solve a community-based problem.

Huff said the course will be available to 7-12 grade students starting in the 2017-18 school year.

Huff said work on the EAST lab classroom is expected to begin this summer.

Click here for more information on EAST Initiative.

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