STEM learning program to shut down due to community service grant fallout

Providence Business News on Jun 16, 2016

STEM learning program to shut down due to community service grant fallout

PROVIDENCE – JASON Learning will no longer be able to offer its Science, Technology, Engineering and Math curriculum to more than 20 Rhode Island schools because it was not included on the list of state Community Service Grant program recipients.

“We are extremely disappointed in this development … Unfortunately, we are caught up in in the negative headlines associated with Rhode Island’s community service grant program and it seems to have had a detrimental impact on our ability to be a grant recipient this year,” President and CEO of JASON Learning Eleanor Smalley said in a statement.

“We are proud of this program and because of our relationship with the University of Rhode Island’s School of Oceanography, we do not want to see Rhode Island become the only state that we do not operate in,” she added.