Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM)
The Alliance for Excellent Education hosted a Webinar titled “Youth CareerConnect Program: An Opportunity to Redefine the High School Experience and Increase College and Career Readiness” on December 18, 2013. This Webinar provided information about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Youth CareerConnect (YCC) grant program and approaches to secondary school reform within the context of the program.
What do high-quality career and technical education (CTE) programs look like, and how can incorporating rigorous science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) content into CTE programs help guide students into STEM-focused careers?
This brief, authored by the Business Roundtable, is designed to provide states with concrete policy recommendations that will help ensure that students are properly prepared to become effective and highly skilled members of the workforce.
This report provides evidence-based strategies to increase student proficiency and engagement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) sought out the expertise of educators, school administrators, private companies, government officials in education, and STEM practitioners to inform their policy recommendations. Suggestions range from more federal promotion of STEM to innovative and experiential learning of STEM for students from all backgrounds.
North Carolina has launched an initiative to publicly recognize STEM schools and school-based programs. The state education department recently released an application guide and although there are no financial incentives, participation incentives include public recognition and improved program practices. Applicants are rated as "early," "developing," "prepared," or "model" and those rated as "prepared" and "model" receive recognition after approval from the state board of education.
This report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology provides recommendations for increasing the number of college graduates with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). Premised on the economic projections that we will need 1 million more STEM professionals than we are currently on track to produce, the report focuses on the most cost effective solution to this problem: retaining STEM majors through their first two years of college.