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Meghan Groome Talks STEM Education in US News & World Report

Published August 18, 2017

Meghan Groome Talks STEM Education in US News & World Report

The New York Academy’s Senior Vice President of Education, Meghan Groome, wrote an op-ed for US News & World Report about the investments in STEM education. She notes that workers in the science and engineering fields have grown at an annual rate of 3 percent between 1960 and 2013, compared to 2 percent of the overall workforce. As of 2011, improvements have been made in STEM education with 91 percent of high school math teachers and 92 percent of high school science teachers holding a regular or advanced certification. That’s up from 83 percent in 2013. But there’s still more that needs to be done, Groome adds, because, “Americans students are still far behind their peers in other developed nations.”

Read Groome’s entire op-ed here.

If you want to help build on the successes made in STEM education, apply to be a mentor!