STEM Education Questions for Betsy DeVos

TweetThis week, the U.S. Senate will begin the confirmation hearing for Betsy DeVos. Mrs. DeVos was nominated by President-Elect Donald Trump for Secretary of Education. The STEM Education Coalition hopes senators will raise the following questions with Mrs. DeVos: Q:  In today’s economy every student needs to have a strong foundation in the STEM subjects […]

Policy Forum Teams With Afterschool Alliance and Overdeck Foundation

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum is working with the Afterschool Alliance to lead a multi-state initiative focused on preparing Mott Statewide Afterschool Networks to advance state-level policy that’s favorable to high-quality STEM learning in out-of-school time (OST) settings. The Policy Forum is providing technical assistance to state-level advocates including advocacy resources, advice on ESSA […]

Coalition Sends ESSA Letter to State Policymakers

TweetToday, the STEM Education Coalition sent a letter to state policymakers across the nation. The letter outlines the Coalition’s recommendations for the state-level implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). ESSA, passed by a bipartisan majority in Congress, puts a broad array of key decisions affecting teaching and learning back into the hands of […]

Policy Forum Hosts Connected STEM Learning Briefing

TweetOn Tuesday, the STEM Education Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill entitled, “Connected STEM Learning: Transitioning to a New Vision of Delivering STEM Education.” In partnership with the Policy Forum, the event was co-sponsored by the National Science Teachers Association, the Afterschool Alliance, and the Association of Science-Technology Centers. Panelists for the event included Dennis […]

Memo to President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

TweetToday the STEM Education Coalition sent its transition memo entitled, “STEM Education, Good Jobs, and American Prosperity,” to President-Elect Trump’s transition team. The document outlines a broad range of policies endorsed by the Coalition. It also includes recommendations for the first one-hundred days of President-Elect Trump’s term. The Coalition appreciates the opportunity to share its […]

STEM Education Coalition Praises House Action to Fund Key ESSA Program to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

TweetThe STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on this week’s action by the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee bill to fund the Department of Education and the nation’s new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): “We are pleased with the House Subcommittee’s funding level of $1 billion for the Student […]