Coalition Supports Education Priorities in Omnibus

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition released the following statement upon the release of the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill:

We are pleased to see education, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  education, prioritized in this year’s Omnibus federal spending bill. Congress has taken the correct steps to protect funding for vital teacher training, afterschool programs, and career and technical education. The $700 million increase in Title IVA funding is especially promising. This boost in funding will give states and districts flexibility to pursue STEM programs to prepare our next generation of innovators. We hope Congress will swiftly pass this legislation and President Trump will sign it into law.”