Educators have tried to strengthen career pipelines by building “work cultures” in schools that expose students to new possibilities and on-the-job experiences. A 2018 study of children who grow up to file patents found that STEM programming by itself was not effective. Apart from being born into affluent families, the biggest influence on whether girls became inventors was whether they lived close to women who invent.
Earthquake relief would gain funding and public education would lose funding in updated budget requests Gov. Mike Dunleavy submitted to the Legislature. One supplemental budget request includes $37 million in state spending for the earthquake response. Another $102 million will come from the federal government.