NORTH ADAMS -- The newly established state Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Advisory Council, headed by Lt. Gov. Timothy Murray, called on local education leaders Thursday, as it culls a list of the "best practices" and programs from around the state.I don't think that it is a coincidence that Massachusetts already has the highest math test scores and that we constantly strive to improve our public education system. We always have to keep pushing.
"It is amazing how quickly our economy has changed," Murray told a group of educators at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. "It will change even more in the next few years. We need to be prepared as a state. Anything we can do at this point to advance our STEM objective is critical."
The council, which was officially formed by Gov. Deval L. Patrick on Wednesday, has been charged with finding programs that successfully increase student test scores and participation in the science and math fields. The selected programs will become part of a five-year, statewide STEM plan