On the Policy Front: What’s Working at the State and Local Level

Friday, April 6, 2018
8:45 am   -   9:45 am
Room: 202A
Moderator: Sharon Markley, Director, Education and Innovation, Maryland Department of Commerce

In recent years, states and cities have become major drivers for improving education and workforce development. Thanks to robust local and regional STEM networks, engaged workforce and economic development organizations, and innovative public-private partnerships, strong STEM solutions are emerging across the country. On topics such as expanding apprenticeships, building college- and career-readiness, revitalizing career and technical education, improving public education and infrastructure, developing career pathway programs, and more, many states and localities have important results and lessons to share. Hear from several leaders from across the country about effective STEM policy approaches and what to expect at the federal level.