Coalition Supports House Bill to Realign NSF Education Grants

The STEM Education Coalition has voiced support for H.R. 5509, the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act. James Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition released the following statement : “We commend the House Science, Space and Technology Committee for advancing bipartisan legislation that would enable the National Science Foundation to better align its educational […]

Coalition Supports Education Priorities in Omnibus

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition released the following statement upon the release of the FY2018 Omnibus Appropriations Bill: “We are pleased to see education, especially science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)  education, prioritized in this year’s Omnibus federal spending bill. Congress has taken the correct steps to protect funding for vital […]

Coalition Proudly Welcomes SHPE to Leadership Council

The STEM Education Coalition is pleased to announce that the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers, or SHPE, has joined our Leadership Council.   Based in California and founded in 1974 by a group of engineers working for the city of Los Angeles, SHPE’s vision is “a world where Hispanics are highly valued and influential as leading […]

STEM Education Coalition 2017 Annual Report

The STEM Education Coalition is excited to present our 2017 Annual Report! 2017 was an eventful, impactful year for the Coalition. This report highlights the activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of our work over the past year. Coalition staff met with more than 100 legislators and their staffs, hosted briefings attended by more than […]

Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes House

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 on […]

Coalition Director Speaks on Learning Pathways at Arkansas STEM Summit

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 of […]

Joint Economic Committee Democrats Report: Expanding Opportunities through Middle-Skills Education

The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a report titled Expanding Opportunities through Middle-Skills Education. The study explores “middle-skills” jobs, those that require more than a high school diploma and less than a bachelor’s degree. According to the report, programs that prepare young adults for middle-skill jobs must carefully balance industry-specific skills to more […]

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

Yesterday, 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

Good 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 […]