West Fork High School’s lack of STEM programs

The year is 2018, and schools all over have embraced the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs as a vital stepping-stone into college curriculums. University classrooms are moving further and further away from a lecture-based, pen-and-paper learning environment. Professors are using hands-on problem solving projects modeled from real-life situations to supplement textbook-based learning.

This shift in educators’ mindset follows the philosophy of it’s not what you know, but what you can do with what you know.

Other dominating nations’ scientists, innovators, and engineers will not slow down so that the U.S. can scramble to get their educational priorities in order. American high schools have taken new measures to equip teachers with the resources and knowledge necessary, and sought funding to provide new opportunity for students interested in the STEM field.

Read the full story in the January 4 edition.