STEM School?

While much attention has been paid to science, technology, engineering, and mathematical (STEM) education as it relates to the future of the American economy in the coming years and how it can be improved, the Knox County (Tennessee) School Board is set to vote on an innovative solution: establishing a charter school focused on STEM education.  The proposal originated from the Iris Education Foundation, and includes provisions for sharing local control over the school.

Other STEM focused schools have begun to pop up around the country as well.  These schools are all designed to give America’s students the upper hand in growing fields that are sure to be of the utmost importance as we progress through the 21st century.  Given the current state of American STEM education, which Rep. Mike Honda (D-Ca) has called “woefully ill-equipped,” any new and innovative approaches should be welcome.

Posted by: Clark Taylor


Photo Credit: Science Class at UIS courtesy of flickr user jeremy.wilburn


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