The U.S. relies heavily upon technology and innovation for its economic strength, yet it is consistently being reported that American students lag behind their international peers when it comes to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).
As we prepare to light up our sparklers, fire up the grill, and celebrate the nation’s birthday, the Senate hung up its party hat on student loans and headed home. The July recess has begun and we are left without any long-term solutions for the student loan interest rate debacle.
As the United States emerges from the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression, top innovators in business, government, and the civic sector are developing inventive ways to tackle this country’s most pressing issues.
On many current measures based on existing state assessments, New Jersey has one of the best public school systems in the country. Our aggregate data consistently place us on the very short list of five top-performing states based on many key measures of success.
This summer one of my second-grader’s friends will be moving from Huntsville, Alabama, to the Washington, D.C. area. She was one of the top students in the class and will likely do well wherever she goes to school.