Governor Charles D. Baker's Budget Recommendation - House 2 Fiscal Year 2017

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7066-0036 - STEM Starter Academy

Account Description FY 2016
FY 2017
House 2
7066-0036 STEM Starter Academy
For a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics or STEM Starter Academy program to be implemented through the department of higher education at one or more of the Massachusetts community colleges to benefit student populations identified by the department as having expressed interest in STEM majors and STEM careers and yet are underperforming on STEM academic assessments; provided, that the STEM Starter Academy program shall incorporate best practice design elements from established STEM career pathways initiatives including, but not limited to, those recognized by the Massachusetts' Plan for Excellence in STEM Education and any subsequent STEM plans recognized by the department; provided further, that the STEM Starter Academy shall incorporate employer and industry collaboration to address workforce needs in high-demand fields, industry contextualized STEM curriculum, embedded mathematics and English language remediation and student supports, and other STEM education research-based strategies that promote enrollment, enhance retention, and increase post-secondary graduation rates and pathways to job placement or transfer to 4-year degree programs; and provided further, that appropriated funds may be expended for programs or activities during the summer months
4,637,370 3,887,370

Decreased funding to meet projected need.


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