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lead the way

1. To guide or direct someone somewhere by proceeding ahead of them. I don't know where I'm going, so you should lead the way.
2. To be the most innovative or excellent in a particular area; to be at the forefront of a field or pursuit. That hospital always leads the way in cancer research.
3. To currently be at the top of a contest or ranked activity; to be in the lead. LeBron James leads the way for the all-star voting so far. Jeff is leading the way in fundraising, but Kathy is a close second.
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lead the way

to lead (someone) along the proper pathway. You lead the way, and we'll follow. I feel better when you're leading the way. I get lost easily.
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lead the way

1. Act as a guide, go in advance of others. For example, We asked Tom to lead the way, since he'd hiked this mountain before. [c. 1200]
2. Be first or most prominent in some field or action, as in Our teacher led the way in finding new methods of teaching algebra. [Late 1600s]
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lead the ˈway


1 go in front of somebody in order to show them the way: She led the way to the conference hall.
2 be the first to do or develop something: The United States was leading the way in space research. OPPOSITE: follow/go with the crowd
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lead the way

1. To show a course or route by going in advance.
2. To be foremost in an endeavor or trend: The firm led the way in the application of new technology.
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Lockheed Martin has partnered with Project Lead the Way to help implement STEM Curriculum in school districts across the U.S.
The Lockheed Martin investment will underwrite the cost of implementing Project Lead The Ways STEM-based curricula at up to 100 elementary, middle and high schools in DPS over a three-year period, depending on grade level and scope of program implementation.
"In today's global economy, Americans are competing not just against each other but against their peers in countries like China and India," said Vince Bertram, Project Lead the Way's chief executive officer.
Project Lead the Way holds mandatory workshops for high school teachers who are going to teach the curriculum.
Shrewsbury High School is currently one of 26 schools in the state that use Lead the Way and many of those are technical or vocational schools.
In August, Project Lead the Way became one of six science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs officially endorsed by the state of Massachusetts.