Committee for Economic Development, in partnership with the Council for Educational Change, José Martí MAST 6-12 Academy, and Miami Dade County Public Schools have released the issue brief “Business Partnerships to Advance STEM Education: A Model of Success for the Nation.”
From the Brief:
In order to best prepare the U.S. workforce, schools need to focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. However, given the current educational climate of reduced school funding, high teacher turnover, and increasing student diversity, the public school system simply cannot do this alone. This is where businesses can play a role. Businesses and education-focused organizations offer real-world applications associated with the lessons teachers need to provide. School and business collaboration can also provide teacher support, student mentorship, classroom resources, and help students see the value in what they are learning in terms of their own life success and the success of the nation.
May 17, 2013