Posts made in February, 2014

Arizona Republic News on Charter Schools including STEM Schools

Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Charter Schools, STEM Education

Arizona Republic News on Charter Schools including STEM Schools

    We are so pleased to be part of this movement in Phoenix Education. SySTEM Phoenix will be one of the first charter schools to open in the core of Phoenix, Arizona. Our focus is on STEM Education which means hands on experience with Math, Science, Engineering and Technology in every aspect of the curriculum. Things are moving fast for us now. A new group is investing $2.5 million toward an ambitious goal: Its leaders want to open 25 new A-rated charter schools in Phoenix’s urban core by 2020. The New Schools for Phoenix group is a spinoff of the Arizona Charter Schools Association, a non-profit organization that has long helped new charters open across the state through various programs. Though they share many of the same staff members, New Schools for Phoenix operates as a separate non-profit. Unlike the association’s previous efforts in helping open charter schools, New Schools for Phoenix is zeroing in on Phoenix’s urban core — specifically, the 220 square miles of the Phoenix Union High School District.  – excerpt from “New Charter-School Push in Phoenix Core” www.azcentral.com...

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STEM Education Economic Report

Posted by on Feb 3, 2014 in STEM Education

STEM Education Economic Report

SySTEM Phoenix Charter School just received a copy of this STEM education economic report. Technology Works: High-Tech Employment and Wages in the United States A Bay Area Council Economic Institute Report commissioned by Engine Advocacy | December 2012 Employment growth in STEM occupations has consistently been robust throughout the last decade, outpacing job gains across all occupations by a ratio of 27 to 1 between 2002 and 2011. Read more by downloading this incredibly informative paper. http://www.bayareaeconomy.org/media/files/pdf/TechReport.pdf At SySTEM Phoenix, we firmly believe in the strength of our students to thrive with a STEM Education.  Employment opportunities for students with backgrounds in the math, science, engineering and technology based fields will be the ones who advance and keep up with the changes....

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