Building Early College Pathways to STEM Careers

This brief from Jobs for the Future profiles the design and implementation of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-focused early college pathways in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The initiative, piloted in 2015, is designed to boost students' mastery in STEM and prepare them to earn a postsecondary credential of value. Though the initiative is still young, the brief describes the historical context and approach for implementing STEM pathways and draws important lessons for other policymakers and administrators. 

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September 2017