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Gavin Newsom: Don't Overlook Arts Education

Complete video at: California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom emphasizes the importance of including arts and creativity in a science, technology, engineering and mathematics educational foundation. Urging educators not to let lack of money be an excuse, Newsom asks, "What would you do if you knew you could not fail?" ----- The California STEM Learning Network and the Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson are proud to host the second annual California STEM Summit presented by Chevron. Join education, policy and business leaders from throughout California to: Learn about critical issues related to advancing STEM education Help move forward key STEM initiatives and programs in California Foster new collaborations that strengthen in-school and out-of-school STEM teaching and learning in K-14 education Gavin Newsom was elected as the 49th Lieutenant Governor of the State of California on November 2, 2010. His top priorities are economic development and job creation, improving access to higher education, and maintaining California's environmental leadership. Prior to being elected Lieutenant Governor, he served two-terms as Mayor of San Francisco. Under his leadership, the economy grew and jobs were created. The City became a center for biotech and clean tech. He initiated a plan to bring universal health care to all of the City's uninsured residents. And Newsom aggressively pursued local solutions to global climate change. In the final days of his second term as Mayor, Newsom led a historic drive to host the 2013 America's Cup, one of the largest and most prestigious sporting events in the world, which is expected to generate roughly 8,000 jobs and $1.2 billion for the local and state economy.
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