Take Part: Is Enough Being Done to Boost STEM Education in Schools?

Take Part June 12, 2013

Is Enough Being Done to Boost STEM Education in Schools?

Education advocates such as Eric Schwarz, cofounder and CEO of Citizen Schools, feel that radical changes still need to occur in classrooms.

Eric Schwarz, Co-Founder and CEO of Citizen Schools and Executive Chairman of US2020, recently participated in the POLITICO panel, Tech Deep Dive: STEM Policy’s Next Steps, which also included Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation for The White House. The discussion centered on the national state of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education and  upcoming STEM policy measures.

Schwarz is quoted in this piece advocating for the important roles a longer school day and hands-on opportunities with STEM professionals can play for students and STEM education. “It is clear that K-12 schools, colleges, and corporations must work as partners to educate students and fill the gaps in knowledge about STEM careers. Our nation’s ability to compete globally will be determined by our financial support and political will for improving math and science education throughout K-12 schools.” Read the article.