TEAMS Model State: The Ohio Arts Integration and STEM Initiative

Ohio has cracked the educational innovation code with TEAMS. In 2007, newly elected Governor Ted Strickland signed into legislation funding supporting both STEM and arts education in Ohio's schools. Backed by Battelle and the Ohio State University System and a very broad and energized stakeholder community, Ohio is an emerging model of both STEM and arts integration best practices.

Construction Challenge

Construction Challenge is an innovative career-education initiative designed to engage high school students with real-world, hands-on experiences in the construction industry. Through competition, youth teams explore key elements of the highly diverse industry such as new technologies, research, engineering, project management, product development, manufacturing, service support and career pathways.

ACTE 2010 in Las Vegas December 1

Assistant Secretary for the Office of Vocational and Adult Education Brenda Dann-Messier will speak at the ACTE Annual Convention and Career Tech Expo. Dr. Dann-Messier leads the department on education-related issues including adult education and literacy, career and technical education, and community colleges.

TEAMS Model School - Glendale, California’s Clark STEM Magnet School

In the sleepy hills of Glendale California, near the LA Zoo, is a pioneering high school challenging everything we know and accept about the American high school experience. The school is Clark Magnet School, home of the Panthers. Clark’s next goal is to be the first high school to launch a functioning satellite into orbit. The school’s aspiration is to participate in the U’S Air Force Academy’s initiative to enable students to “learn space by doing space.” 

Secretary Arne Duncan Delivers Keynote Address to FFA Convention

"Agricultural education is central to the future of American prosperity," Secretary of Education Arne Duncan told an audience of 14,000 students and educators at the annual National FFA Convention on Oct. 21 in Indianapolis. His message was simple: "We need you. Our nation needs your skills and talents to compete and prosper in the global economy." He pointed out that agriculture is the biggest employer in the nation. Approximately 21 million Americans, or 20 percent of the U.S. workforce, work in the agricultural sector. For the U.S.

The TEAMS Model: Unifying Arts, Academics, and Career and Technical Education

"We are witnessing a new Renaissance," Bob explains, "where TEAMS work and disciplines are the key to Florida's creative enterprise from film to educational technology to medicine." On Friday, June 18, 2010, Bob Allen spoke to the Florida Association of Arts Education (FAAE) about the importance of integrating technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and science (TEAMS). To Bob, integration of STEM and the arts is a no brainer. Bob is the chief storytelling officer of IDEAS, an innovation studio that was spun out of Disney in Orlando.


Five visionary leaders -- former Intel CEO Craig Barrett, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Eastman Kodak CEO Antonio Perez, and Sally Ride Science CEO Sally Ride -- joined forces with Carnegie Corporation of New York and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to form Change the Equation.


In an increasingly competitive world economy, America’s economic strength depends upon the education and skills of its workers. In the coming years, jobs requiring at least an associate degree are projected to grow twice as fast as those requiring no college experience. And over the next decade, nearly 8 in 10 new jobs will require higher education and workforce training.

Program will Create Job Training Partnerships in all 50 States

At a meeting of the President’s Economic Recovery Advisory Board (PERAB), President Obama announced the launch of Skills for America’s Future, a new, industry-led initiative to dramatically improve industry partnerships with community colleges and build a nation-wide network to maximize workforce development strategies, job training programs, and job placement.  

President Recruiting STEM Teachers

Today, President Barack Obama announced a new goal of recruiting 10,000 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) teachers over the next two years. This announcement will move the country forward on the Obama Administration’s ambitious goal of preparing 100,000 STEM teachers over the next decade.

Statement by President Obama: “When I came into office, I set a goal of moving our nation from the middle to the top of the pack in math and science education.

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