Tax Bill Dropping Grad Tax Provision

TweetGood news!  Multiple outlets are reporting that the tax bill will not include a controversial provision making graduate school tuition grants taxable income.  The Coalition, along with many, many other education organizations, was publicly opposed to this provision and we helped recruit a number of members to a House Dear Colleague letter eventually signed by […]

STEM Education Coalition Statement on Higher Education Act Reauthorization

TweetThis week, the House Education and Workforce Committee will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act, a comprehensive bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA). Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown made this statement on the bill. We appreciate that the PROSPER Act contains […]

National Science Foundation announces $115 million in undergraduate STEM funding for HBCUs and Hispanic-Serving Institutions

TweetThe National Science Foundation announced up to $115 million in funding to develop undergraduate STEM curriculum at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Hispanic-Serving Institutions through two grants. The grants, posted last week, seek to improve the quality of STEM education, as well as the retention and graduation rates of students pursuing degrees in […]

ESSA is a Big Piece of STEM Equity Puzzle

TweetThe 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. […]

Coalition Makes Recommendations on Dept. of Ed. Grantmaking

TweetEarlier this week, the STEM Education Coalition responded to Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed priorities for the Department of Education. The Department uses these priorities to guide their competitive grantmaking. The Coalition recommended that the Department utilize an inclusive definition of STEM and prioritize high-needs populations in their grantmaking. The Coalition also urged that “STEM education […]

House STEM Bills look to increase access to STEM Education for veterans, women, girls, and early learners

TweetTomorrow morning, the House Science and Technology Committee is marking up a bi-partisan package of several STEM-related bills that pertain to the National Science Foundation. The Coalition has been active in providing feedback and the final language reflects that input, especially as it relates to utilizing a broad application of the term STEM education, rather […]