(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Monday marked the opening of yet another school in Tennessee which is focused on better preparing students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).
This comes ahead of the start of classes at the Southeast Tennessee STEM School in Hamilton County, which gets going next week; and on the heels of the start of the Upper Cumberland Rural STEM Initiative in July in Putnam County.
"STEM is an important part of our statewide effort to increase the rigor and relevance of our students’ education," Kathleen Airhart, Tennessee’s deputy commissioner of education, said in a statement. "Additionally, these schools will help to fill STEM jobs across the state, while improving the growth and sustainability of our local communities."
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