Merced City SD to build hands-on learning center

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The Merced City School District held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a state of the art STEAM center. (KFSN)

The Merced City School District held a groundbreaking ceremony today for a state of the art STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) center. District officials say it will offer modern, hands-on learning in those subjects and provide more opportunities for collaboration with UC Merced and other local colleges.

The facility is being built next to Ada Givens Elementary School in Merced.

"It's really unique for our area. Some school districts have different STEAM projects or STEAM centers. What makes this one unique its that it's for all students. It's not an elite academy or something for a small number of students. It's for all the students in our district," said Sara Sandrik, MCSD Public Information Office.

The STEAM center will also serve as a training facility for teachers

it is scheduled to be complete in May.
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