elementary school http://kplu.org en Seattle's science experiment: A STEM school for the early grades http://kplu.org/post/seattles-science-experiment-stem-school-early-grades <p>Many jobs of the future will be in fields that go by the shorthand “STEM”: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. But these are precisely the subjects where many American students are falling short. Educators are responding by creating STEM-focused schools, and in Seattle officials are breaking ground by pushing that emphasis back into younger classes, all the way to kindergarten.</p><p>Principal Shannon McKinney is in charge of figuring out how to build one of the first STEM elementary schools in the Northwest. K-5 STEM at Boren, as it’s awkwardly named, is in West Seattle, but any elementary student in the district can apply for a spot here.<br><br>As the school wraps up its first semester, McKinney and her team are still working out what a STEM education for Seattle’s youngest learners should look like.<br> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 14:00:00 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 7191 at http://kplu.org Seattle's science experiment: A STEM school for the early grades