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STEAM: Experts Make Case for Adding Arts to STEM

Students leave school at the end of the day at the Dayton Regional STEM school in Kettering, Ohio on November 29, 2011. Art is displayed all around the school, which helps push Science,

Goals are creativity and engagement

By Erik W. Robelen  (reposted from Education Week)
The acronym STEM—shorthand for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—has quickly taken hold in education policy circles, but some experts in the arts community and beyond suggest it may be missing another initial to make the combination more powerful. The idea? Move from STEM to STEAM, with an A for the arts. (read more about this article here)

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