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    Our Mission

    Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS) is a
    collaborative of school districts that leverages
    resources, talent and intellectual capital
    to help over a quarter million students
    graduate career and college ready.

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    Empowering schools

    Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS)
    develops district-wide leadership capacity to
    improve student learning.

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    Building STEM leadership

    Our Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)
    initiative propels students towards the future, with the
    resources for innovation and sense of empowerment to
    ensure all students graduate college and career ready.

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    Engaging Communities

    Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS)
    engages students, family and local communities in
    education to help close the achievement gap.

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STEM Professional Development Programs

In the STEM Industry Externship Program, middle and high school math, science and Career and Technical Education (CTE) teachers spend three weeks during the summer working at a STEM-related company in one of the following industries: aerospace, technology, biomedical, engineering or research and development. Please click here to learn more information about the program.

The STEM Fellows Program, which runs throughout the school year, allows Fellows to lead a year-round cohort with higher education and industry professionals to develop curriculum mapped to local industry needs and National Common Core Standards and/or Next Generation Science Standards. Please click here to learn more information about the program.

2014 STEM Teacher Externship Program

Schedule information about the WABS Teacher Externship Program can be found on our events calendar.  

Events Calendar

STEM Externship at King County Environmental Health Services

Teachers Genevieve Menino of Lake Washington School District, and Al Waltner of Kent School District participated the WABS STEM Externship Program in July 2014. Both completed an 8-day placement with the King County Environmental Health Services Team. Greg Wilson, who served as the Externs’ liaison at King County spoke highly of the experience of hosting […]

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