Lee announces plan to beef up STEM offerings in Tennessee schools

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: February 14, 2019 11:27 AM CT | Published: February 13, 2019 4:21 PM CT
Special to the Daily Memphian

Marta W. Aldrich, Chalkbeat Tennessee

Marta W. Aldrich is the senior statehouse correspondent at Chalkbeat Tennessee. A newswoman for The Associated Press for most of her career, Marta has covered state government, politics, business, education and other Tennessee news. She has served as news editor of United Methodist News Service and features editor of American Profile magazine. Marta is a graduate of Memphis City Schools and the University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Gov. Bill Lee said Wednesday he wants to expand science, technology, engineering and mathematics offerings in Tennessee’s K-12 schools — and he’ll set aside $4 million in his proposed budget to pay for his so-called Future Workforce Initiative.

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