Webcast -- The Case for Being Bold: A New Agenda for Business in Improving STEM Education
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The Case for Being Bold: A New Agenda in Improving STEM Education.
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Following the event, key speakers shared their thoughts on the state of STEM education today and the role the business community can take in driving actionable reform in
The U.S. Department of Education recently unveiled the results of the 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) for science. The report shows that only 34% of fourth-graders, 30% of eighth-graders, and 21% of twelfth-graders were shown to be proficient in science. This comes shortly after the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) showed American students continuing to lag behind their international peers. For a nation that relies heavily upon technology and innovation for its economic strength, these reports underscore America's vulnerable standing as a world economic leader.
It is clear that bold action is required to improve science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education if we are to maintain our place of prominence in the global economy. To that end, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce issued a report addressing what needs to be done to strengthen the quality of STEM education in the United States, and what kinds of bold leadership will be required on the part of the business community to make it happen. Over 100 business leaders joined us in person and over 300 joined us online as we unveiled the new report and discussed the importance of raising student achievement in STEM education.
Date: April 13, 2011
Time: 12:30-4:00 pm EDT
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The Central Florida Education Summit will be hosted by the Central Florida Partnership and sponsored by the Orlando Regional REALTOR Association, in partnership with the National Chamber Foundation, the Institute for a Competitive Workforce, and the Central Florida Public School Board Coalition.
U.S. News STEM Solutions 2013 will bring together business, education and government leaders who have long recognized the need to connect the dots between STEM education and careers. Adding to last year’s successful conference format, the second edition will give more dedicated time for these leaders to interact and collaborate.