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Op/Ed: Getting our students STEM ready

By staff and wire services reports
October 18th, 2013

It is a universal law of nature that in order for something to be born, something must die, according to U.S. News & World Report. This evolving cycle applies to all things, including the way we teach our children. The US education system is undergoing an exciting “rebirth” as the introduction of new technology, neuroscience-based teaching and age-appropriate forms of “hands-on” learning emerge as ways to engage students, inspire more creativity and involve students in the process of learning science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Fostering STEM skills in America’s youth is a hot topic and of keen interest among academia, government, non profits and corporations as we bridge the knowledge gap, making our future workforce more competitive and securing the promise of our global competitiveness. Realizing the importance the goal of exciting young people about the link between STEM studies and a great career, companies like AT&T (through the AT&T Foundation) have given more than $97 million to support STEM initiatives since 1987…

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staff and wire services reports