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"Work to Do: The Role of STEM Education in Improving the Tri-State Region's Workforce"

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Opportunities to learn about science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—subjects are lacking at rural schools in Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Ohio, according to a new report.

The study from the Pittsburgh-based Chevron Center for STEM Education and Career Development found that there is a shortage of qualified STEM workers across the region.

The authors say that the shortage may be due to several factors, including a lack of students prepared for high-level STEM coursework, teachers inexperienced with teaching STEM, and shrinking education budgets that have made STEM a lower priority.

Vol. 34, Issue 09, Page 5

Published in Print: October 22, 2014, as STEM Preparation
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