Sec. Duncan Address to PCAST THIS FRIDAY Livestream; National Media of Science; Rep. Ehlers to Keynote Biotech Nov Conference; Final Call for Sign ons

TweetGreetings STEM Education Coalition Members. For your consideration this fine Fall day, please find: 1. Information from the WH OSTP about Secretary Duncan’s address before PCAST on Friday, which will be live stream, details below. We encourage you to send the information about Secretary Duncan to your networks as well. 2. Information from OSTP about the National […]

President Announces Educate to Innovate STEM Initiative; Final Letter to President Obama from the STEM Ed Coalition; WHIZ Kids this Dec 9; Meeting Reminder

TweetGreetings STEM Education Coalition members!   1. Just a reminder that the next meeting for the STEM Ed Coalition is scheduled for this Wednesday, December 2 from 10:30 to noon on CAPITOL HILL in Rayburn 2325. Please make a note of the new meeting room. We are pleased to announce that Chris Gaston, Legislative Director for Rep. Rush […]

ESEA; Computer Science Education Week; BRT Workforce Report

TweetGreetings STEM Ed Coalition members.   A few items of interest today:   1. Elementary and Secondary Education Act:  As you know Secretary Duncan is on a “NCLB Listening and Learning Tour” across the country to hear from parents, teachers, students, citizens, and others about the No Child Left Behind Act and education reform. According to ED Week […]

Sign On Letter re: Administration’s ESEA Blueprint

TweetGreetings Members of the STEM Education Coalition Attached please find a letter from the Coalition developed by the Legislative TF, addressed to Secretary Arne Duncan, that specifically addresses STEM in the Administration’s blueprint for ESEA http://www.ed.gov/blog/topic/esea-reauthorization/ issued last month. IF YOUR ORGANIZATION WOULD LIKE TO SIGN ON TO THIS LETTER PLEASE LET JAMES OR I […]

Petition for America Competes; STEM in National Security Strategy; Nominee for NSF Director;New Achieve Director of Science;Public Agenda Report

TweetGreetings STEM ED Coalition members, For your consideration today: 1. As you know, America Competes cleared the House two weeks ago with bipartisan support http://science.house.gov/ ASTRA is asking everyone to PLEASE SIGN THE AMERICA COMPETES SUPPORT PETITION TO CONGRESS (see attached) 2. On May 28 the President released the Administration’s first National Security Strategy (attached). The document includes […]

Competes Fails in House; ESEA Political Hurdles; Job Opp and RFP for Session on STEM Education; Next Meeting Date

TweetGreetings STEM Education Coalition Members!Please plan to join us next Wednesday, May 26, from 9:30-10:30 am at the American Chemical Society, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 for our next meeting. An update on some key STEM related issues: America Competes: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 was considered under suspension by the […]

Dems Pull America Competes from House Floor; National Lab Day a Success!; Last call for ESEA blueprint letter and clarifying change

TweetGreetings STEM Education Coalition members!   Several items today, a busy week for STEM:   1.  Dems Pull Competes Bill: In a surprising turn of events, House consideration of America Competes (HR 5116), the R&D  and STEM education bill that generated from the Science and Technology Committee, abruptly ended late Thursday when Democrats pulled the bill following passage […]

Next meeting date; NSF Authorization Bill reported out of Subcmte; House Resolution on STEM Ed and NLD; Impact Report on NSF MSPs

TweetGreetings STEM Education Coalition Members! The next meeting for the STEM Ed Coalition will be Tuesday,  April 27 from 12:30-1:30  at the American Chemical Society, since it is over the lunch hour please bring your brown bag lunch with you if you so desire. For your consideration today, here are a number of Hill activities, […]