Metro Nashville Public Schools held an event at the Adventure Science Center to roll out STEAM, an initiative focusing on Science, Technology, Engineering , Arts, and Math.
With industries like technology and engineering growing rapidly, Metro Nashville Public Schools wants students to be prepared.
Wednesday's event displayed Metro Nashville Public Schools desire to be the fastest-improving urban school system in America. MNPS officials believe Nashville is the perfect place for the program.
"We've been very fortunate to have a great business community here, and we have so many wonderful arts and science resources in Nashville. We feel we could be a premier place for STEAM education in the country," said Dr. Shawn Joseph.
The STEAM launch is part of a three-year middle school reinvention plan, and it kicks off this fall in 18 Metro public middle schools.