February 24, 2015
The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement in support of the STEM Education Act (H.R 1020):
“The STEM Education Act is a good starting point to ensure that federal education and workforce programs are aligned with the needs of today’s students and our future economy. We hope the House will act to pass this bill with overwhelming bipartisan support.
Ensuring that students have the critical STEM skills they need to succeed in the global economy is essential to U.S. competitiveness – and the federal government plays a vital role in this endeavor. This targeted legislation will broaden the definition of the STEM subjects to include computer science, bolster research at the National Science Foundation on how students can learn STEM subjects in informal and out-of-school settings, and offer more educators in STEM fields a chance to compete for the prestigious Noyce Teacher Fellowship.”
Congress has a great deal of work left to do on this front and we continue to urge members of Congress to work together to elevate STEM education as a national priority.”