Jewish Schools Can Lead In STEM Education

Friday, January 18, 2013

My high school engineering classroom feels like the downtown loft of a high-tech start-up.

In one corner, students pour over a “smart” air-conditioner device they’re designing. Others crowd around a laptop to trade impressions of a new prosthetic arm on a YouTube video. And some pace around on their mobile phones, questioning an engineer at an automated parking lot company.

Is there even a teacher in here? I’m the old kid in the middle with a big smile on my face. This is what STEM education should look like.

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