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Document Number: 6726

Crank Up the Math and Science Engines, Here Comes Economic Development MS Word PDF - In 2005, a growing number of states addressed the issue of economic development. This Stateline provides examples of 2005 state action in several related areas, including: (1) special councils, (2) training for the trades and other work-force needs, (3) high tech and (4) higher education and business partnerships. The article also discusses implications for K-12 schools, noting that, "To the extent that state economic development initiatives emphasize high-tech research and industry, which demand strong science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills the major disciplines supported and promoted by the National Science Foundation calls to focus on these subjects in schools will rule." (Kathy Christie, Stateline, Phi Delta Kappan, January 2006. Reprinted with permission.)...
Author: Kathy Christie
Publication: Stateline
Publisher: Phi Delta Kappan

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