Cantwell Statement on Riverpoint Academy’s Grand Opening

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) released the following statement regarding the Riverpoint Academy for Mead School District in Spokane County. Cantwell has been a Senate leader on STEM education, and was an original cosponsor of the America COMPETES Act to improve investment in STEM research and education programs.

“Education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is crucial to developing a 21st century workforce and keeping America’s competitive edge,” Cantwell said “The Riverpoint Academy will be a great asset to help train the next generation of students in these fields. With STEM programs like Riverpoint’s, Washington state will continue to be a leader for high-tech jobs and innovation in the 21st century.”