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Coalition Leads Effort to Support STEM Funding Under ESSA

The STEM Education Coalition signed onto two targeted letters to Congressional appropriators in support of federal funding for Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) , part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The letters were sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House and Senate Appropriations committees. The Senate letter, sent to Chairman Roy Blunt and Ranking Member Patty Murray, urged the committee to increase the funding for Part A of Title IV from $400 million in FY2017 to $500 million in FY2018, an increase of $50 million in the initial committee request. The House letter, sent to Chairman Tom Cole and Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro, thanked the committee for their request of $500 million for Title IV.

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...

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.