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Secretary Jewell and Mayor Emanuel Visit Michele Clark High School to Highlight Successful STEM Education Model


February 6, 2014

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the Michele Clark Academic Preparatory High School on Chicago’s West Side. Michele Clark is one of Chicago’s five Early College Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Schools, which leverage public private partnerships and community college classes to provide students with rigorous learning opportunities and accelerated pathways to college and a career.


  • “What is happening in classrooms here in Chicago is a perfect example of the public and private sectors working together through innovative partnerships to help ensure that the next generation has the tools and resources they need to be prepared for college and to succeed in the global workforce,” said Jewell in a meeting with Emanuel and school officials. Photo: Brooke Collins
    STEM meeting
  • Secretary Jewell and Mayor Emanuel engaged with 9th Grade students in a class called “Fundamentals of IT.” Photo: Brooke Collins
    Secretary Jewell and Mayor Emanuel with students
  • “We need to engage and inspire the next generation of engineers, scientists, wildlife biologists, park rangers, and other professionals who will care for our lands and waters,” said Secretary Jewell. Photo: Brooke Collins
    Secretary Jewell with students
  • STEM meeting
  • Secretary Jewell and Mayor Emanuel with students
  • Secretary Jewell with students