As increased competition levels the playing field of the global economy, the American educational system needs to transform itself in order to prepare the workforce of tomorrow. Today, too few students get the preparation they need for the challenges of postsecondary education and an innovation- and knowledge-based global economy.
In November 2009, the National Association for Alternative Certification in collaboration with ICW and IBM released "STEMing the Teacher Shortage Tide."
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Backed by a $500,000 grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce (ICW) will lead its members in a national, state, and local effort to strengthen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education, reinforcing the tenets of the White House 'Educate to Innovate' initiative announced today by the president.
“STEMing the Teacher Shortage Tide” addresses our nation’s need to redress the critical shortage of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) candidates to pursue careers in these fields as well as candidates with STEM backgrounds to teach in our nation’s P-12 schools.
Do you remember your first trip in an airplane? It was probably exciting, confusing, exhilarating, and a little terrifying – but it was probably also a fascinating experience. Humans have always been intrigued by flight.