State leaders urge support for informal science learning

04/4/2012 | Education Week

Informal science education that takes place outside of the classroom should be used as a way to further promote the study of science, technology, engineering and math -- or STEM -- subjects, according to a new brief by the National Governors Association. The report, writes education reporter Erik Robelen in this blog post, urges states to promote informal STEM learning at science centers, museums and other locations as well as through after-school programs.

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