Thursday, October 8, 2015

STEM stories

New York City Mayor Unveils $81 Million Plan To Improve STEM Education.

The New York Daily News (10/7, Chapman) reports New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to improve STEM education in the city’s schools. His $81 million plan would accomplish this by training teachers in STEM subjects, bringing in cutting-edge technology to classrooms, and moving the emphasis of computer classes from word processing to programming. De Blasio also wants to increase opportunities for students to work or intern in STEM jobs.

Hundreds Of Students Express Interest In Tomball ISD STEM Program.

The Houston Chronicle (10/7, Kirk) reports Tomball Independent School District’s Project Lead the Way program “is attracting hundreds of students with an appetite for engineering.” According to the Chronicle, over 200 freshman students at the district have signed up for the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) program’s “introductory engineering courses during their eighth grade year.”

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