Schools in Butler County, Pa., are expanding their programs in science, technology, engineering and math. New initiatives include a one-to-one laptop program, a robotics course and a STEM lab that also will incorporate the arts into the curriculum. "The primary focus behind the Smart Lab is to have a facility that really focuses on inquiry-based and hands-on learning," said Brian Slamecka, assistant superintendent for the Butler Area School District. "It's a trend in education, at both a secondary and post-secondary level to put a big focus on STEM or STEAM," he said.

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