Charting a Course for American Education from out on a limb at the executive branch

Jeff Weld
Torchflame Books

In 2017, Jeff Weld, then head of STEM Education for Iowa, was tapped to be a senior policy advisor for STEM education at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. His mission: to develop a nationwide STEM education policy within one year. In _ Charting a Course for American Education from Out on a Limb at the Executive Branch_, Weld tells how he and colleagues met that goal.

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Mar. 24, 2021

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