Northern AZ business partners will help expose students to new science, tech curriculum

September 5, 2008

By hammersmith

[Source: Arizona Daily Sun, via Acquire Media NewsEdge] — A handsome flower blooms atop a solid stem. That’s the kind of image Flagstaff Unified School District Superintendent Kevin Brown has in mind as he begins to outline a strategic plan for the district’s emerging Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, initiative. A retreat in late August was the first major meeting and brainstorming session for the myriad entities behind the collaborative initiative, which seeks to enhance local students’ readiness to tackle science and technology advancements in a complex modern world.

“The next step for us is to put some meat on a strategic plan, which we plan to do over the next 30 to 45 days, and then we’ll bring all of these folks back together and talk more about beginning to implement some of the strategies and objectives of the strategic plan, and identify the resources that are needed, and so forth,” he said. [Note: To read the full article, click here.]