Dammeier proposes STEM investments

January 22, 2014 

State Sen. Bruce Dammeier, R-Puyallup, has proposed a measure aimed to create a competitive grant program for science, technology, engineering and math-related investments in public high schools statewide.

“Continuing to prioritize STEM education will pay long-term dividends for Washington residents and our economy,” Dammeier said.

Dammeier spent time with staff members from Washington High School in Tacoma with support from Franklin Pierce School District to develop a plan based on first-hand experience. The bill received a public hearing Thursday in the Senate’s Ways and Means Committee.

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