East Savannah schools to benefit from federal STEAM grant launch

Three east Savannah schools are the beneficiaries of a five-year $14.9 million grant to establish and enhance science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics (STEAM) programs.

The grant was awarded through the U.S. Department of Education Magnet School Assistance program and will help the district launch and maintain STEAM programs at A.B. Williams Elementary, Hubert Middle and School of Liberal Studies at Savannah High schools. All three principals were told about the award for the district’s Lighthouse Project on Friday afternoon.

District officials announced the award at a press conference Monday morning at A.B. Williams School.

The program will integrate all facets of the students’ STEAM education — the what, the how, and the why, according to Angie Lewis, the district’s senior director of college and career readiness.