Continuing its work as a nonpartisan advocate for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education in Minnesota SciMathMN is working on engaging legislative candidates in this fall’s election on issues of importance to students, teachers, and families in STEM education.
Education right now is facing a number of significant challenges while coming out of over two years of pandemic disruption, learning delay, and teacher and staff shortages. At the same time educators see the need to continue to move forward. Moving Minnesota forward on STEM education means developing a comprehensive plan for computer science education; recruiting, supporting, and retaining STEM teachers; supporting career and technical education opportunities; and support for new science and math academic standards implementation.
SciMathMN encourages other STEM education advocates to engage candidates as they come to your door, attend events in your community, or by reaching out to them directly. Candidates want to hear from voters about their communities’ priorities.