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Keeping U.S. STEM education globally competitive

The New York Academy’s Senior Vice President of Education, Meghan Groome, wrote an op-ed for US News & World Report about the investments in STEM education. She notes that workers in the science and engineering fields have grown at an annual rate of 3 percent between 1960 and 2013, compared to 2 percent of the overall workforce.

As of 2011, improvements have been made in STEM education with 91 percent of high school math teachers and 92 percent of high school science teachers holding a regular or advanced certification. That’s up from 83 percent in 2013. But there’s still more that needs to be done, Groome adds, because, “Americans students are still far behind their peers in other developed nations.”

Read Groome’s entire op-ed here.

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Meghan Groome, PhD
Senior Vice President, Education
Meghan Groome is Senior Vice President of Education at The New York Academy of Sciences where manages a strategic portfolio of global education programs than spans primary school through early stage faculty education programs. She is an adjunct assistant professor at SUNY Environmental Science and Forestry and has been the principal investigator and co-investigator on several National Science Foundation grants.

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