Thurmond Calls on Tech Companies to Work with Schools to Prepare Students


Tony Thurmond (D-Richmond), chair of the, California Assembly Select Committee on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, recently hosted a briefing about tech companies helping schools engage K-12 students in STEM classes.

“I would like to see our business leaders and technology companies work together with our schools to better prepare our students for a career in technology,” said Thurmond.

“To help teachers prepare the next generation of STEM workers, we must provide the tools that will help schools bring professional experiences to classrooms,” he said. “Having this meeting was a great start to understanding how far we have to go to integrate more students into STEM programs.”

The briefing, held on June 23, brought together leaders from the sectors of government, education, and business. San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) Commissioner Matt Haney made a presentation about SFUSD’s’ “Computer Science for All Students in SF” program, which reaches all students in SFUSD from pre-kindergarten to twelve grades.
Also in attendance were Assemblymember David Chiu (D-San Francisco); Eileen Yang, Genentech; Dr. Allison Scott, Kapor Center; and Geoffrey B. Sears, Wareham Development.

The briefing was held at the California State building in the Governor’s Conference Room in San Francisco.
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