A new nonprofit initiative will dispatch professionals from the worlds of science, engineering, technology, and mathematics (STEM) to sixth-grade classrooms across Massachusetts in an effort to persuade students to consider careers in the fields, reports the Boston Globe. The initiative, called DIGITS, will be unveiled Oct. 20 at the sixth annual STEM Summit in Sturbridge, Mass., which explores ways to improve STEM education. While Massachusetts students perform well on standardized tests related to math and science, they do not seem drawn to careers that rely on those skills: This year, 22 percent of students who took the SAT in Massachusetts...

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