We hear it time and again, but the truth of the statement cannot be emphasized more: STEM education is vital to our nation's success as a productive leader in the global economy.

According to STEM education experts, schools should start to view STEM not as a standalone subject, but as something that can be integrated into all types of learning, relevant to all industries.

Giving students a link to the real world can help them warm to STEM education--for instance, when they learn how the math and science they study impacts real things in their everyday lives, the...

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    Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura http://twitter.com/eSN_Laura