From The Huffington Post: American youth appear less interested in pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and math fields compared to students of other countries as the country faces a potential shortfall in quality STEM workers in coming years. But fighting the STEM shortage, as well as an achievement gap among minorities and low-income students, is the McKinley Technology High School in Washington, D.C. PBS NewsHour visited the public, Title I STEM magnet school, which is situated in a low income area where at least 40 percent of students qualify for free or reduced lunch. Senior James White is studying to be a civil engineer, at a time when the Department of Commerce expects STEM occupations to grow by 17 percent in the next five years, compared with 9.8 percent for non-STEM positions. See a video of the PBS segment here.

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