STEM Initiative Targeting Elementary Teachers Gets Boost



By Erik Robelen, Education Week

“A university center aimed at improving elementary instruction in the STEM disciplines recently got a shot in the arm, with three foundations committing a total of $400,000 to help advance its work.

What’s especially noteworthy about the center, launched last year and based at St. Catherine University, is the emphasis on elementary-level educators, since so much of the oxygen in STEM circles has been given to secondary teachers. The university’s National Center for STEM Elementary Education is devoted to both preparing new teachers to effectively teach science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and providing professional development and advanced certification to existing teachers.”

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