State DOE Partners With Purdue To Strengthen STEM Education

May 20, 2014

Glenda Ritz
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The state Department of Education is partnering with Purdue to help K-12 schools improve their efforts in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math education— commonly known as STEM.

At the Indiana STEM School Summit on the West Lafayette campus Tuesday, Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz says the university’s College of Education is providing key guidance in curriculum and teaching methods.

She says starting this Fall, schools that implement identified best practices in STEM curriculum and teaching methods can apply to receive STEM certification.

Ritz says the goal is to ensure every student in the state is given the best chance at success in college and careers.