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Trump Administration Tapping Tech CEOs for STEM Policy Approach

  • Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple’s Tim Cook consulted on policy
  • Presidential daughter Ivanka Trump involved in effort
Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

Tim Cook, chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

White House officials including Ivanka Trump have begun an outreach campaign to major technology, business and education leaders including Laurene Powell Jobs and Apple’s Tim Cook for advice on shaping funding approaches to science, technology, engineering and math education in U.S. public schools.

President Donald Trump’s daughter on Wednesday joined Reed Cordish, the president’s special assistant for technology initiatives, on a conference call with politicians, educators and CEOs to discuss STEM education, according to two people with knowledge of the call.