President Signs ESSA Bill

Tweet As President Obama said, “We need more bills like this!” The STEM Education Coalition, along with several of its members, was invited to attend the presidential signing of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This bill provides substantial support for STEM education for K-12 in the states, and is a big victory for the bipartisan […]

Informal STEM Education 101: Public-Private Partnerships & Measures of Success

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum joined the National Science Teachers Association, American Chemical Society, Afterschool Alliance, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Education Development Center, and the Association for Computing Machinery to host the another round of the Policy Forum’s continued education briefing series on informal education. Focused on public-private partnerships and how we measure […]

North American Association for Environmental Education Joins Leadership Council

TweetToday we are excited to announce the addition of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) to the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council. For more than four decades, NAAEE  has been a leader in promoting excellence in environmental education throughout North America. It is the only national membership organization dedicated to strengthening the field of environmental […]

Policymaker Interview Series: Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Tweet This October, Congress passed The STEM Education Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX21) and Committee Member Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT05). The STEM Education Act focuses on improving STEM education fields in federal programs, with special focus on computer science. __ The STEM Education Coalition […]

Coalition Joins Microsoft in Bridging the Latino Student STEM Gap

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition joined Microsoft, Excelencia in Education, Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and the Washington DC Public Schools to discuss issues Latino students in STEM education face in the United States. Access to educational resources is a continuing concern among educators trying to encourage minority students to go into STEM fields. A recent College Board study found […]

STEM Literacy: Are We Keeping Up?

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition recently teamed up with Media Planet for their Education and Career News special publication on STEM education. The Coalition stressed the importance of STEM education for the American workforce, and what policy makers should be focusing on when approaching educational reform: “STEM education must be elevated as a national priority reflected through educational […]

National Science Foundation Releases New STEM Data Resource Tool

Tweet The National Science Foundation (NSF) has released a new online data tool focusing on nation-wide trends in science, technology, engineering, and math. The interactive, user-friendly tool allows educators, policy-makers, and business leaders to compare a wide range of data from early childhood education to America’s workforce in STEM fields. Please find the NSF press release below for more information about […]