Policy Forum Hosts Briefing on STEM in State ESSA Plans

TweetThis morning, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with Battelle/STEMx. The briefing, entitled STEM in the States: Impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act featured expert panelists Anand Vaishnav of Education First, Stephanie Rodriguez of the Afterschool Alliance, and Michael Feder of Battelle/STEMx. The speakers presented their findings on the state level […]

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Coalition Lauds Forever GI Bill Signing

TweetYesterday, President Donald Trump signed The Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 or ‘Forever GI Bill’ into law. James Brown, the Executive Director of Coalition released the following statement: “The STEM Education Coalition applauds the Forever GI Bill becoming law. We thank the legislators and veterans groups who spent countless hours working on […]

STEM in ESSA Plans: Early Analyses

TweetTwo education organizations have released early analyses of state education plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reports focus on how states are utilizing new authorities under ESSA to prioritize STEM education in their plans. The brief titled Leveraging ESSA to Promote Science and STEM Education in States from Achieve “provides a landscape analysis of […]

Coalition Executive Director Testifies at House Science Committee

TweetToday, the Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, James Brown, testified at the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Research and Technology. The hearing was entitled, STEM and Computer Science Education: Preparing the 21st Century Workforce.  Fellow witnesses included: Mr. Pat Yongpradit, Chief Academic Officer, Code.org; Dr. A. Paul Alivisatos, Executive […]

Dept. of Education Responds to Coalition’s Concerns About Science Accountability

TweetOn June 23, the STEM Education Coalition expressed strong concerns to the Department of Education (ED) that the first round of ED feedback sent to Delaware was widely viewed as discouraging states from including science in their state accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  These concerns were covered in numerous press stories, including the […]

Coalition Urges White House on OSTP Nominations

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition co-signed a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate highly-qualified individuals to serve in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Positions within the Office, including the Director role, have remained vacant since the President’s inauguration. OSTP is part of the Executive Office of the President and directs federal efforts […]

STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum Hosts Hill Briefing

TweetOn May 10, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing, entitled “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress,” featured expert panelists Dr. David Evans of the National Science Teachers Association, Allyson Knox of Microsoft, Dr. Norman Fortenberry of the American Society for Engineering Education, Domenic Giandomenico of […]

Coalition Statement on President’s Proposed Budget

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition has issued the following statement on President Trump’s proposed FY2018 budget: “Our Coalition is disappointed in the Budget’s choice of priorities for federal investments in education.  The President has repeatedly talked about the need for a world-class American workforce.  We do not think this Budget, which would eliminate federal support for teacher […]

Senate Appropriations Holds STEM Education Hearing

TweetOn March 15, the United States Senate Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies held a hearing entitled, “STEM Education: Preparing Students for the Careers of Today and the Future”. Witnesses at the hearing included:  Sarah Tucker, Ph.D., Chancellor, West Virginia Council for Community & Technical College Education; Larry […]