This spring, the Boston STEM Network released its first report, “Assessing the State of STEM in Boston“. The report provides a baseline measure of BPS students’ achievement and interest in STEM subjects and careers. The report also describes system capacity to offer informal or out-of-school time STEM opportunities to BPS students through partnerships with community-based, higher education, and industry providers.
“Assessing the State of STEM in Boston” will help guide local government, the school district, educators, out-of-school time programs, businesses, and other stakeholders in the community as they make decisions about resource allocation and focus. The Boston STEM Network, as a community of cross-sector stakeholders with a vested interest in increasing our students’ interest and achievement in STEM, will measure outcomes against the findings in this report to assess progress and impact moving forward.