After a rigorous review, the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies: Next Generation Learning (Ford PAS program has been selected as one of only 20 programs nationwide to be included in Change the Equation's new STEMworks! database. Aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), the project-based Ford PAS program engages students in challenging science, technology, engineering, and math learning. The program has a strong emphasis on effective ways of teaching and learning (known as the Ford PAS Pillars of Teaching and Learning) that are grounded in research about how people learn. Change the Equation is a non-partisan, non-profit, CEO-led coalition of corporate leaders dedicated to mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics learning. The new STEMworks! database seeks to help funders find programs that can maximize the return on their investment and to inspire those who seek to develop outstanding programs. The database only features a handful of programs that were able to clear a high bar, but an open solicitation for programs will begin later this summer.
Ilene Kantrov said: “EDC has partnered with the Ford Motor Company Fund on developing and expanding the Ford PAS program since its inception. We are delighted that the reviewers recognized these efforts and included Ford PAS in STEMworks! It is our hope that this database will serve as a resource for advocates of STEM education and allow a broader audience to learn about effective STEM programs, such as Ford PAS, which can be brought to their communities.” Rebecca Lewis added: "It has been wonderful to be part of a group of policymakers, industry reps, and educators all dedicated to aligning efforts and building upon successful models in order to strengthen and expand our nation’s STEM capacity. Many of the organizations and funders are those that we at EDC already know and work with, but I believe that there are many additional opportunities for EDC to connect and partner with these organizations to assist in this collective effort.”
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Last Updated: July 2012