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Up To Date

Local Educators Get STEM Outlook At White House

A few weeks ago, the White House held a STEM education workshop for 27 cities across the United States, and five representatives from Kansas City were invited to attend. On this edition of Up to Date, Steve Kraske finds out what they learned and how it could change local approaches to STEM.

Guests:

  • LeAnn Smith is the executive director of Science Pioneers.
  • Martha McCabe is the manager of Stem Initiatives at the KC Stem Alliance.
  • Dr. Cynthia Lane is the superintendent of Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools.
When I host Up To Date each morning at 9 a.m., my aim is to engage the community in conversations about the Kansas City area’s challenges, hopes and opportunities. I try to ask the questions that listeners want answered about the day’s most pressing issues and provide a place for residents to engage directly with newsmakers. My email is steve@kcur.org.