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The Research and Development (R&D) STEM Learning Exchange is a public-private partnership in Illinois, designed to expand inquiry-based and hands-on learning experiences for students related to research and development, as well as science, engineering, technology and math. Piloting in fifteen high schools in the 2013-2014 school year, the Learning Exchange is focused on implementing three key initiatives: STEM challenges, electronic mentor matching, and creating a virtual repository of standards-aligned learning content. Through the public-private approach of the Learning Exchange, companies are able to address talent pipeline needs in critical industry sectors, students will gain access to new tools and programs, and the statewide community around STEM education is strengthened to continue developing the next generation of innovators.
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