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Coalition Statement on President Trump's STEM Memo 
On September 25, President Donald Trump released a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education. The memo recognizes the importance of STEM skills in the workforce and emphasizes the lack of nationwide access to high-quality STEM learning. Further, the memo directs the Department of Education (ED) to devote at least $200 million per year in grant funds towards high-quality STEM education...

Policy Forum Hosts Briefing on STEM in State ESSA Plans
This morning, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with Battelle/STEMx. The briefing, entitled STEM in the States: Impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act featured expert panelists Anand Vaishnav of Education First, Stephanie Rodriguez of the Afterschool Alliance, and Michael Feder of Battelle/STEMx. The speakers presented their findings on the state level impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and explored how state administrators are utilizing new authorities under ESSA to prioritize STEM education in their states. 

STEM Legislation Tracker
Recently, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Team introduced an online federal legislation tracker. This tracker lists information about legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that pertains to STEM education. Check to see if your congressman has introduced STEM legislation!

 

A Message to Prospective Members
Interested in becoming a STEM Education Coalition Member? Please read this message from the Coalition's founding co-chairs. We hope you will take this opportunity and join us in developing and advancing a comprehensive STEM policy agenda at all levels of the education equation.