The STEM Education Coalition rallied 100+ education, professional, and business organizations to sign on to a letter to congressional appropriators. The letter thanks appropriators for the $700 million increase in ESSA Title IV, Part A funding in the 2018 Omnibus and outlines key funding priorities for the FY2019 appropriations cycle.
The STEM Education Coalition is excited to announce the College Board has joined our Leadership Council. The College Board is a not-for-profit organization created in 1900 to expand access to higher education. Today, their membership numbers over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to college through programs and services in college readiness and college success — including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program.
The STEM Education Coalition is pleased to announce that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or SHPE, has joined our Leadership Council. Based in California and founded in 1974 by a group of engineers working for the city of Los Angeles, SHPE’s vision is “a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as leading innovators, scientists, mathematicians, and engineers.”
Multiple outlets are reporting that the tax bill will not include a controversial provision making graduate school tuition grants taxable income. The Coalition, along with many, many other education organizations, was publicly opposed to this provision and we helped recruit a number of members to a House Dear Colleague letter eventually signed by more than 30 House GOP members to that effect.
The STEM Education Coalition is excited to present our 2017 Annual Report! 2017 was an eventful, impactful year for the Coalition. This report highlights the activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of our work over the past year. Coalition staff met with more than 100 legislators and their staffs, hosted briefings attended by more than 600 policymakers, and testified in front of congressional committees.