New State Toolkit for Afterschool and Informal STEM Advocates

October 26, 2016

The STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum and the Afterschool Alliance have collaborated to develop a toolkit of materials to help advocates make the case at the state and local level for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education to be a top priority and to integrate afterschool and informal learning strategies into overall plans to improve STEM learning.

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), enacted in 2015 by an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Congress, has established a number of new, flexible funding streams that states and districts can employ to support improvements in STEM education, and in particular to leverage the enormous potential of informal, out of school, and summer education programs to contribute to both academic and social measures of student success.

See the toolkit here.