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ERIC Number: ED584506
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Vital Signs: Illinois
Education Commission of the States
Business leaders in Illinois cannot find the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent they need to stay competitive. Students' lagging performance in K-12 is a critical reason why. The good news is that the nation's most effective STEM education programs can help turn the tide. Students have made progress in math over the past decade. Yet not enough students--least of all minorities--get the chance to learn challenging content that prepares them for college and careers, and the state faces some of the biggest racial and ethnic achievement gaps in the nation. Students of color are least likely to be in schools that have the resources they need in math and science, and few eighth graders of any race or ethnicity have teachers with an undergraduate major in math or science.
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Illinois