[caption id="attachment_48434" align="alignleft" width="150" caption="Should engineering standards be developed for K-12?"]Should engineering standards be developed for K-12?[/caption]

With efforts to ensure U.S. competitiveness in a global economy revolving around stronger STEM education, some policy makers are looking at whether it makes sense to include engineering standards for K-12 education. But the ability to establish a national set of standards for K-12 engineering education might still be out of reach, according to a new study from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS).

The study, “Standards for K-12 Engineering Education?” claims that “although the main ideas...

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