Schools aim to engage more groups in STEM learning

A new wave of schools focused on science, technology, engineering and math -- or STEM -- education is targeting groups of students, such as females, minorities and those from low-income households, who typically are underrepresented in STEM professions. The schools take varying approaches to STEM learning, with some emphasizing project-based lessons while others stick to an enhanced traditional curriculum. Some experts say attracting students to STEM fields and casting a wider net for STEM talent is an economic imperative for the country.

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