“Drifting toward” STEM?

In February, when President Obama spoke at the White House Summit on Cyber Security and Consumer Protection, he created a brief headline by saying, “Everybody’s got to learn how to code early.”

He added that a particular problem is that many kids, especially girls, are “drifting away” from STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) subjects.

Although there are more STEM-related summer camps and workshops being offered this year than in the past, efforts will barely create a dent until schools not only emphasize STEM, but change the way those subjects are taught.


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