Tim Murray Lieutenant Governor

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By Timothy P. Murray
The Herald News

Education is transformational. It opens the doors of opportunity and enlightenment for our students and cultivates our next generation of innovators and leaders. And sometimes it takes just one spark, one special experience, to inspire and motivate a student to walk through one of those doors and set them on a new path.

To help the youth of Massachusetts reach their potential, and to support the state's economic future in a range of leading industries that depend on innovation, we need to do more to ensure that spark is lit with STEM education -- the study of science, technology, engineering and math. To do this, we need a new model, rooting STEM education in the minds of all students early on in their studies.

Read the full op-ed.
Lt. Gov. Tim Murray's STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education council is seeking your input on how the state can best promote student and teacher interest in STEM education.

15 of the 20 fastest growing careers fall into a STEM category, and it is essential for Massachusetts to grow and sustain a STEM-savvy workforce.

UMass will be holding the sixth STEM Summit on Oct. 20 in Sturbridge. In the meantime, if you have suggestions on how to get students and teachers interested in STEM education, please submit your thoughts on this blog's comment section.

-- The Tim Murray Team

Investing in STEM Education

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Gov. Patrick and Lt. Gov. Murray recently proclaimed October as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Month. In addition, Lt. Gov. Murray will be leading the Administration's new STEM Education Advisory Council.

15 of the 20 fastest growing careers in Massachusetts fall into a STEM category.

By fostering education and job growth in these fields, the Patrick-Murray Administration is preparing students and workers for high-tech careers that will provide long-term economic benefits for Massachusetts.

Read the release
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MetroWest Daily News
Watch Tim's recent interview with Dr. Ioannis Miaoulis, President of the Museum of Science and Mary McLaughlin, Vice President of Comcast on the importance of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education in Massachusetts.

Dear friend:

It's no secret that cities and towns have been hit hard by the economic recession and many have been struggling to preserve jobs and protect essential services like public safety.

That's why Governor Patrick and I are providing immediate, critical relief to municipal fire departments impacted by budget cuts that have forced layoffs and vacancies.

Our Administration is releasing $8.1 million in federal stimulus funds to 13 municipal fire departments to rehire 127 firefighters who were laid off because of budget reductions.

As a former Mayor of Worcester, I know how important it is for cities and towns to protect critical priorities like public safety. These funds will help bring back lost jobs, retain public safety and stimulate the local economy. More details can be found here.


Timothy P. Murray
Lieutenant Governor
Tim submitted some good advice to the State of New Jersey as it stands poised to elect its first ever Lieutenant Governor.

As the state holds its very first Lieutenant Governors debate next week, The Hall Institute for Public Policy asked Tim to contribute to the discussion the role of the Lieutenant Governor with an op-ed, which has been featured on its Web site.

Read Tim's op-ed 

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