Mobile apps could be key to excite students about STEM

(Editor’s Note: Julie Oster is Director of the Academy of Information Technology at Apex High School.) APEX, N.C. – As an educator, I’ve seen firsthand the national push for more education in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). The problem is that our educational system cannot keep up with the changing needs of our students. Statistics show that as a country we’re simply not preparing our students with the skills needed to succeed in tomorrow’s most promising careers. As our students fall behind, students in other developed and high-growth emerging countries leap ahead. One topic that excites students and...

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