Education secretary champions plan for more STEM, broadband in schools

08/19/2013 | CIO.com

Education Secretary Arne Duncan campaigned for President Barack Obama's ConnectED program on Friday via a video address to an online summer camp for teens in which he connected broadband advancement in schools to the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering and math, and urged students to embrace technology as a "cool" profession. Through the Educate to Innovate program, the administration plans to add 100,000 STEM teachers over the next 10 years. "America has become a global leader in innovation through the genius and hard work of our scientists, engineers and entrepreneurs," Duncan said. "We'd like to see more young people studying in these fields and ultimately pursuing careers in them as well."

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