California Educators, Businesses Look To Boost STEM Programs

On its website, KPBS-TV San Diego (11/18, Adler) reported a two-day STEM conference that started yesterday is drawing education, business and philanthropy leaders to Sacramento. They are looking at how to expand STEM programs in California schools. California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson said, “There are tens of thousands of jobs in engineering and science — in this state, today — that are unfilled, that employers cannot find the talent to do the inventing, to do the improvements in technology that will make for a better life and a strong economy.”