Informal STEM Education 101: What We Know and Don’t: The State of the Art on Research on Outcomes in Informal STEM Education

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum joined the National Science Teachers Association,  Afterschool Alliance, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Battelle, Education Development Center, the Society of Women Engineers, 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 the state of […]

The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving STEM Education

TweetApril 27, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition today publicly released “The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education.”  This 10-page paper written for policymakers and education leaders makes a strong case for why informal and afterschool learning must be an integral part of […]

STEM Education Coalition Budget Priorities for FY17 Budget

TweetLast week, the STEM Ed Coalition issued its final letter to appropriators on the FY17 budget. The letter included the Coalition’s budget priorities and specific recommendations regarding funding priorities at the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. These recommendations include: Supporting the proposal of $2.250 billion for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) […]

STEM Education Coalition Releases 2015 Annual Report

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition today published it’s Annual Report for 2015. The report highlights the Coalition’s activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of its work over the past year. Several highlights of the Coalition’s work include: Rallying the support of more than 100 education, business, and industry stakeholders, as well as bipartisan support from House of Representatives […]

Recommendations on STEM Education Prepared for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition has produced a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the 2016 Presidential candidates.  The Coalition’s recommendations cover broad principles for formulating a STEM policy agenda along with a range of specific actions and policy decisions, as well as a a variety of supporting facts to make the case for STEM education […]

Coalition Joins in Call for Action on Career and Technical Education Legislation

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition has joined over 400 educational organizations, private businesses, and professional societies in a joint letter asking Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act. The letter follows the Coalition’s response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions’ request for recommendations on the bill. The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively […]

STEM Highlights of FY2016 Omnibus Budget Deal

TweetAs the year comes to end, Congress is considering the final loose ends on 2016 federal funding. Included in the over 2000 page appropriations bill are several funding streams for STEM education programs and initiatives. The Math and Science Partnerships program at the Department of Education is funded at $152 million, which is consist with spending levels […]

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 […]