News Release from the Washington State STEM Education Foundation
The Washington State STEM Education Foundation (STEM Foundation) is pleased to announce that $5.4m has been approved in the capital budget for the construction of DELTA High School.
As a unique model of collaboration with three school districts focused on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, Delta is making tremendous strides to produce a new generation of STEM-literate citizens by spurring innovation throughout all our local, regional and state public schools. Delta is already out-pacing local, state and national performance in standardized testing. Delta High School is reforming and transforming public education – establishing a new paradigm – to provide the educated workforce needed for future economic growth in Washington state.
Making STEM Real | Developing the 21st Century Student
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, education creates an integrated, innovative, learning environment through weaving these subjects into every classroom. The STEM approach transforms a typical teacher-centered classroom into a facilitated learning experience driven by problem-solving, discovery, and exploratory learning.
The STEM Program of Study was designed by teachers, scientists, university professors, and business leaders. Students are held to high expectations, interact with their community, gain a deep understanding of the subject matter, and apply that knowledge in real-world situations. Students are prepared for college or success in their chosen careers. STEM students are destined to make meaningful contributions to the world’s economy.
We are not waiting for the state or federal governments to address the urgent need to educate the next generation of U.S. scientists, engineers and technicians.
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