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Evidence suggests that STEM education will be critical to 21st-century success for individuals, communities, organizations, and nations. RAND has examined labor shortages in key STEM fields such as cybersecurity, initiatives to improve instruction and achievement, and how U.S. investments in STEM education stack up against those of other global powers.

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    What Do Principals Look for in STEM Afterschool Programs?

    Principals value offering science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) afterschool programs to their students. Robotics is popular, and computing, coding, and gaming are considered important by district leaders. Many partner with outside providers, but more would do so if they had more funding and more local providers.

    Nov 8, 2023

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    High Schools Offer Uneven Access to Math Courses and College Preparation

    High school math experiences are important predictors of college and career readiness. But many students—particularly those who are Black, Hispanic, or from low-income households—do not have access to advanced mathematics courses. What can schools do to make math learning more equitable?

    Feb 27, 2024

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