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Georgia’s WTVM Reports on Phenix City’s STEM Programs

Written by Bill Laurienti

Georgia’s WTVM broadcasted this report on the innovative STEM programs in Phenix City, AL. The new SmartLab HQ awaits students this fall.

Phenix City is quickly becoming a national model for K–12 STEM initiatives for traditionally underserved students. We are proud to be a key element in these bold initiatives.

Bill Laurienti

Bill Laurienti is a Content Marketing Specialist at Creative Learning Systems. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Secondary Education (English) from Colorado Mesa University and a Master of Arts in Secondary Teaching from the University of California's Rossier School of Education. Bill came to CLS after 10 years in the secondary classroom. He believes SmartLabs are important tools for engaging unengaged students and helping them access careers they might not otherwise have imagined.

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