Saginaw Township middle school wins national technology grant

Saginaw Township's White Pine Middle School beat out 2,500 other entrants from across the nation to win a $50,000 technology grant from The Clorox Company for the school's COWS (Computers On Wheels) program.

According to White Pine's grant entry, the award will help purchase a computer on wheels for each science and math teacher, so they can "create future scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians with requisite 21st century skills."

White Pine, which is part of Saginaw Township Community Schools, recently adopted a new science curriculum for 6th and 7th grade students, as well as a new math curriculum for 6th graders. However, implementing the curriculum had proved problematic, as the school lacked the technology necessary to fully execute lesson plans.

The contest was part of Clorox's "Power a Bright Future" grant program.