Huff Post: In Our New Sputnik Moment, the Solutions are Down on the Ground
In today’s Huffington Post, Alison Hockenberry, calls this our new Sputnik moment, arguing that the country is behind in math and science and hungry for new, workable ideas to fix the problem.
The future, Hockenberry writes, is about innovation, and if today's students are going to compete in the world, they'll have to know what they're doing in the fields of study known as the STEM subjects: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. States and cities are having to make big cuts in education--fewer STEM teachers and fewer resources--and that's where the solutions will have to come from, too. Read the article.
One especially promising solution is a new competition which aims to unleash untapped talent to engage students, particularly our highest-need students, in rich STEM learning.
The competition, Partnering for Excellence: Innovations in Science + Technology + Engineering + Math Education, hosted by a partnership between Carnegie Corporation of New York, the Opportunity Equation and Ashoka’s Changemakers, is tapping into those people and organizations that may not think of themselves (or may not be immediately considered) as potential partners in this critical challenge.