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Want to Get Teens Interested in Math and Science? Target Their Parents

July 11, 2012

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Increasing the number of students interested in science, technology, engineering and math--the STEM disciplines--is vital to national competitiveness in the global economy and to the development of a strong workforce. But the pipeline leading toward STEM careers begins leaking in high school, when students choose not to take advanced STEM courses. Now, a new study goes beyond the classroom to examine the unique role that parents can play in promoting students' STEM motivation. Full Story

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