Get breaking news alerts via email

Click here to manage your alerts
Lawmakers pass $10 million 'STEM' bill
This is an archived article that was published on sltrib.com in 2013, and information in the article may be outdated. It is provided only for personal research purposes and may not be reprinted.

HB139 • Shortly before 10 p.m. Wednesday, the full Legislature passed a $10 million bill aimed at improving science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

The bill, HB139, would give that money to schools and establish a board within the Governor's Office of Economic Development to identify best practices for schools and coordinate efforts throughout the state.

Up to $1.5 million would go toward establishing the actual center; at least $5 million would go toward STEM-related technology and teacher training to improve math instruction for students in grades 6-8; and at least $3.5 million would go toward STEM-related technology and educator training for high schools.

The bill was a priority of the Governor's Education Excellence Commission and supported by a number of education organizations.

Lisa Schencker

Article Tools

 Print Friendly
  • Search Obituaries
  • Place an Obituary

  • Search Cars
  • Search Homes
  • Search Jobs
  • Search Marketplace
  • Search Legal Notices

  • Other Services
  • Advertise With Us
  • Subscribe to the Newspaper
  • Access your e-Edition
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Contact a newsroom staff member
  • Access the Trib Archives
  • Privacy Policy
  • Missing your paper? Need to place your paper on vacation hold? For this and any other subscription related needs, click here or call 801.204.6100.