Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes House

Tweet The House of Representatives voted  to unanimously pass H.R. 3397 Building Blocks of STEM Act.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Jacky Rosen (NV-3), instructs the National Science Foundation, when awarding grants under the Discovery Research PreK-12 program, to consider age distribution in order to more equitably allocate funding for research studies with a focus […]

Coalition Director Speaks on Learning Pathways at Arkansas STEM Summit

Tweet Coalition Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown delivered a speech at the Second Arkansas STEM Summit about STEM learning pathways in line with the summit’s theme of “Spotlighting STEM.” The event was co-sponsored by the Arkansas STEM Coalition, AdvancED Arkansas, and the Arkansas Out-of-School Network. The conference focused on the world […]

On “Science Day in Congress”, House Passes Three Bi-Partisan STEM Bills Affecting Veterans, Women, and Early Learners

TweetYesterday, on what House Science, Space, and Technology (SST) Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) declared “Science Day in Congress”, the House passed three bi-partisan pieces of STEM legislation. The package of STEM bills had been approved by the committee in the last month. H.R. 4375, the STEM Research and Education Effectiveness and Transparency Act passed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]