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STEM education comes at a high price

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January

     STEM education is being promoted by lawmakers and business people as "the key to future job creation and international competitiveness. In Florida, the pressure is on to push more kids into STEM. This session, lawmakers are considering a bill that would reward schools when students graduate with more math and science credits than currently required," write Tampa Bay Times staff writers Rebecca Catalanello, Jeffrey S. Solochek and Sherri Ackerman. "But as campuses move to aggressively bulk up their STEM programs, they are grappling with a perpetual question in K-12 education: How to pay for it?"

     Read "Bulking up STEM comes with a price tag, educators say" in today's Tampa Bay Times. What are your thoughts about the article? What are your thoughts about STEM? Should school districts spend more money on STEM than other areas? Share your thoughts here on the NIE Blogging Zone.

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