3 Things: Highland Park ISD Gets $5.8M STEAM Grant

The grant comes from the Moody Foundation and will go towards experiential learning, collaborative problem solving and technology enhancements for students.


Highland Park schools will be receiving money towards STEAM programs, a health group will be educating people about cancer through the form of acting, and Tech Titans honors fastest-growing mid-sized companies in North Texas.  

The Highland Park Education Foundation was awarded a $5.8 million grant from the Moody Foundation to fund Highland Park ISD STEAM classes. This grant, given to the Highland Park Education Foundation, will go towards experiential learning, collaborative problem solving, and technology enhancements for students. The money will be spread across all schools in HPISD, and is expected to be implemented next summer. Read more about the grant at the Dallas Morning News

The Texas Business Group on Health is using its acting skills to educate people on cancer. The four-act plays will feature doctors, oncologists, insurance executives, and pharmacists. These “actors” will talk about things from how to take care of a cancer patient, to how to help them get back into the workplace. The play will follow a breast cancer patient as she lives her life from her diagnosis through treatment. D Healthcare Daily has the rest of the story here

Tech Titans Fast Tech honored the five fastest-growing mid-sized technology companies in North Texas at Globe Life Park in Arlington. The Dallas Business Journal reported that the companies have revenue of at least $2 million, measured by revenue growth from 2013 to 2015. The companies are: iPhotonix, Richardson; Newline Interactive, Plano; OrderMyGear, Dallas; Simpli.fi, Fort Worth; and VPay, Richardson. You can find out more about the honorees here.

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