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Thursday, November 08, 2018

Identifying and Addressing Leaks in the STEM Education Pipeline | Blog - U.S. Department of Education

Students need a strong foundation in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math, including computer science) education to be prepared for the careers and challenges of the 21 century and beyond, reports ED Staff.

Algebra I is considered the “gatekeeper” course to advanced math and science, with early access and enrollment crucial for students’ future success in STEM. 

The data story, which leverages data from the 2015-16 Civil Rights Data Collection, finds that students’ access to Algebra I in 8th grade is inconsistent across the country. Access can be impacted by a number of factors, including the location of the school or the type of school a student attends.

Source: U.S. Department of Education   

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