Educational Technology

April 18, 2014

Can government and big business save STEM education?

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:39 am

By Michael Sharnoff, eSchool News

Government and big business are investing millions to equip students with critical 21st century skills. In December 2013, the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international survey which aims to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-old students, ranked the United States 26 out of 34 Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries in reading, science and math. The federal government and businesses are responding with funding, training, and the necessary tools to equip students with 21st century technology skills. On April 7, President Barack Obama announced 24 schools across the nation will receive more than $100 million in grants to provide students with work experience for what he called the “in-demand jobs of the future.”

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