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Guest commentary: STEM offers solution for Common Core

7:07 PM, Mar. 11, 2014
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Although it's a safe bet most people in Wisconsin know little if anything about the debate over nationwide academic standards, the so-called "Common Core" guidelines under fire in the Legislature, they've probably heard of STEM education.

That's an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, a collection of subjects that many experts, parents and business leaders believe should be taught more in American schools as a matter of global competency in a competitive age.

In fact, STEM is so relatively accepted that the original acronym has spawned at least two variations - STEAM, ...

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