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

The 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 […]

STEM Education Coalition Statement on Senate’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act

The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee’s American Innovation and Competitiveness Act: “We commend the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee for producing a bipartisan bill that recognizes policies to improve science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education are a critical aspect of an overall U.S. […]

STEM Education Coalition Expresses Disappointment with Senate Education Subcommittee Funding Level

June 7, 2016 The STEM Education Coalition issued the following statement on today’s Senate 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 very disappointed in the Subcommittee funding level of $300 million for the Student Support […]

STEM Ed Coalition Sends ESSA Guidance Recommendations to Dept. of Education

On Wednesday, the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council sent feedback to the U.S. Department of Education on the implementation of STEM-related provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act.  The guidance recommends that the Dept. of Education: strongly recommends states and districts to use Title II funds on professional development activities for STEM educators. These professional […]

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

The 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

April 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 […]