Grant program will help engage students in STEM careers


career-STEM-coursesPresident Obama on Nov. 19 unveiled a new grant program designed to help U.S. students understand and develop the skills they will need to be successful in college and the workforce.

The Youth CareerConnect Grants program, a joint effort between the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Labor Department, will use $100 million in funding to help school districts, institutions of higher education, and other partners bring evidence-based high school models to scale.

Experts say that many high school students fail to...

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