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 […]

North American Association for Environmental Education Joins Leadership Council

TweetToday we are excited to announce the addition of the North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE) to the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council. For more than four decades, NAAEE  has been a leader in promoting excellence in environmental education throughout North America. It is the only national membership organization dedicated to strengthening the field of environmental […]

Policymaker Interview Series: Rep. Lamar Smith, Chairman of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology

Tweet This October, Congress passed The STEM Education Act, a bipartisan bill introduced by the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology’s Chairman Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX21) and Committee Member Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT05). The STEM Education Act focuses on improving STEM education fields in federal programs, with special focus on computer science. __ The STEM Education Coalition […]