[caption id="attachment_119717" align="alignleft" width="150"] More schools are climbing on board with STEAM education.[/caption]

For years, educators have been told about the importance of STEM education—for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—in ensuring the nation’s competitiveness in a global economy.

But now, a new movement seeks to amend that acronym to “STEAM”—with an “A” for the arts.

Leading the charge is the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), which maintains the website STEMtoSTEAM.org.

According to the website, the movement aims to include art and design in STEM policy decisions; encourage the integration of art...

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