As artificial intelligence becomes more mainstream, it offers many opportunities for students to learn skills they can use in the workforce. It also offers incentives for more companies to move into the K12 STEM education space—to meet a need and reap a profit. Except, there isn’t much AI curriculum in STEM education.
The tenuous nature of federal grants affecting vital services for children is not uncommon. Instead of passively accepting the void in federal leadership, cities such as Memphis are finding innovative ways to bring together the public, private and nonprofit sectors to finance and expand needed services for children.