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How Iowa partners expand STEM opportunities to all

A unique public/private partnership in Iowa is dramatically expanding young people’s access to opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math.) A bipartisan, Governor-led STEM council made up of legislators, educators, business, nonprofits, students, and families is working to bring some of the nation’s most effective STEM education programs to a quarter of the state’s K-12 students. Learn how state leaders can join forces to supercharge their collective impact on young people.

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Learning Objectives

  1. Understand how public/private partnerships can maximize impact of limited resources by promoting broad access to education programs with proven impact
  2. Understand how to make a strong public case for state-level collaboration among leading stakeholders from across the political spectrum.
  3. Learn specific strategies from Iowa that can be applied in other states.



Christina Gordon, Dir of Communications, Change the Equation

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