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Jake Foster

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Jake Foster is the Director for STEM at the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. In this role he oversees the states science, technology/engineering, mathematics, and computer science standards and curriculum frameworks, state-funded professional development opportunities and support for districts. Jake has been a member of a design team for the National Research Councils Framework for K-12 Science Education and a writing team member for the Next Generation Science Standards. Previously Jake has worked with the Coalition of Essential Schools on school reform, taught various high school physical and earth sciences as well as served as a middle school science coach and science teacher educator. Jake earned a B.A. from Hampshire College and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan. 

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