WASHINGTON -- Because the livelihood of today´s workforce, as well as state economies across the country, rests on the ability to compete in today´s global economy, the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices (NGA Center) today awarded Colorado, Hawaii, Minnesota, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Virginia $500,000 grants to establish science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education centers in their states.

A new workforce of problem-solvers, innovators, and inventors who are self-reliant and able to think logically is one of the critical foundations that drive a state economy´s innovation capacity. The grants will allow states to...

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