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Education Cheat Sheet: STEM vs. STEAM
Released: January 30, 2016
"Editor’s Note: For more than a decade, STEM education has been a big buzzword in classrooms. It wasn’t something we ever encountered when we were kids, but suddenly it seemed every child was learning elements of robotics, scientific theories and engineering problem-solving. Then, just as we were getting used to STEM, STEAM appeared. Now we were not just talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the curriculum now included art. But many parents I talked with wondered “Why art? Doesn’t this just take us back to the traditional subjects we had in school back in the day?” Not necessarily. Megan Meyer of La Pietra—Hawaii School for Girls explains."