As an unprecedented school year begins this fall, how do we make sure that high school students can develop relevant and applicable knowledge in STEM learning and effectively prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future?

That’s the challenge put forth in a new report released today from 100Kin10, a network of public, private, and nonprofit organizations that have made strategic commitments to address the nation’s shortage of science, technology, engineering and math teachers and improve STEM learning for all high school students.

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The report, Shifting Courses: Achieving Equity in High School STEM, surveys the high school STEM learning landscape and spotlights a lack of high-quality, relevant, and career-connected STEM courses in high schools across the United States.

This gap particularly impacts young people of color (especially Black, Latinx and Indigenous students), students from low-income households, students based in rural areas across the country and girls of all racial identities and socioeconomic experiences, threatening the promise of racial justice and equitable outcomes for the next generation of leaders.

Laura Ascione
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Laura Ascione

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

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