Celebrating New Jersey STEM Week: Why the WW Teaching Fellowship Matters

NJ Teaching Fellow Seung Lee works with a student on an AP chemistry lab.

NJ Teaching Fellow Seung Lee works with a student on an AP chemistry lab.

This week, as New Jersey celebrates its STEM Week, Woodrow Wilson is proud of the contributions that its WW New Jersey Teaching Fellows are making in the state’s high-need math and science classrooms. Over at Education World, Woodrow Wilson’s Patrick Riccards why this work is so important:

New Jersey will need to fill 269,000 STEM jobs by 2018. Those jobs will only be filled by successful, STEM-literate, career-ready individuals if we have a strong cadre of STEM educators working in New Jersey’s high schools. And those jobs are only filled when we recognize that many of those successful potential employees are attending high-need schools in the state, and can significantly benefit from all that excellent STEM teachers bring.

You can read the full post here.


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