ESSA is a Big Piece of STEM Equity Puzzle

The STEM Education Coalition, along with colleagues from Education First, published ESSA is a Big Piece of the STEM Equity Puzzle in Education Week. 

The article explores how states and districts can use the additional flexibility in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) to address the well-documented underrepresentation of women and people of color in STEM fields. These suggestions include directing more resources towards at-risk students, building STEM career pathways in career-and technical-education programming, and utilizing high-quality informal learning providers to their fullest potential. Equitable access to high-quality STEM education opportunities is critical to filling gaps in the STEM pipeline.

The article follows Education First’s report on Making the Most of ESSA: Opportunities to Advance STEM Education. The STEM Education contributed to this report.