One Oregon School District Pushes For Business, Public Partnerships

Educators, business people, and government officials in Forest Grove School District in Oregon are coming together to brainstorm ways to better prepare students for a changing world. In the superintendent’s words, the underlying point to the recent “21st Century Workforce Summit” was “help us help you.” The desire for more collaboration follows a growing district trend called “STEAM,” the acronym educators have coined for Science, Technology, Engineering, Applied Arts, and Math. Whether any substantial partnerships will result remains to be seen, however the superintendent expressed that building strong relationships is the first step toward a lasting and productive partnership. 

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