Labor Market Data for K-12 Educators Forum

Firefighter. Mail carrier. Doctor. Nurse. Lifeguard. These are the people in your neighborhood, the careers you know about from an early age, so when someone asks a kid “what do you want to be when you grow up?” it’s likely those careers will come up.   In King County, however, the visible careers aren’t always […]

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2018 Advocacy Day

Last week, Washington STEM staff traveled to Olympia to meet with legislators to advocate for STEM education issues.  We were joined by our regional STEM networks and partners to promote key opportunities to support STEM education for Washington students during this short legislative session. Together, we connected 65 attendees with legislators and held over 70 […]

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State Grants Create New STEM Learning Spaces

There are some truly creative educators throughout Washington teaching STEM education with a bare minimum of resources. At River View High School in Kennewick, Ms. Yochum is teaching science using water tubs in an old bus barn. At Centralia High School, students are creating scientific models on computers housed in a tight storage space. Robotics […]

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Entering the Education World: Reflections of an Intern

Danny Gross is a graduate student in the University of Washington’s Communications Leadership Program. He’s currently interning with Washington STEM’s Communications Team.   Last week I joined the Washington STEM team and a ton of really talented, intelligent, and thoughtful educators, administrators, and advocates to explore STEM education around the Puget Sound. We all hopped […]

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Support Computer Science with Code.org

Computer science helps provide the foundation for students to grapple with and succeed in a world that is rapidly changing. With computer science principles helping guide that change, a robust computer science education is more important than ever.   Enter Code.org, a  nonprofit whose goals consist of expanding access to computer science and increasing participation […]

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