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 […]

STEM Education Coalition Budget Priorities for FY17 Budget

Last week, the STEM Ed Coalition issued its final letter to appropriators on the FY17 budget. The letter included the Coalition’s budget priorities and specific recommendations regarding funding priorities at the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. These recommendations include: Supporting the proposal of $2.250 billion for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) […]

STEM Ed Coalition Supports Math Educator Nomination for Negotiated Rulemaking Nomination

The STEM Ed Coalition proudly supports nominating Dr. Diane Briars, President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to participate in negotiated rulemaking for the Every Student Succeeds Act. In addition to being President of NCTM and carrying out other leadership roles within the mathematics community, Dr. Briars has been engaged with the STEM community […]

STEM Ed Coalition Supports Modernizing Aviation Technician Education

On February 22nd, the STEM Education Coalition released a letter in support of the independent comments made by the Aviation Technician Education Council in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 147, the regulation governing the operation of FAA-certified aviation maintenance technician schools (AMTS). In the letter, […]

NSBE Joins Leadership Council

February 11:  We are pleased to announce that the National Society of Black Engineers, or NSBE, has joined the STEM Education Coalition’s Leadership Council.   Based in Virgina, NSBE is an organization dedicated to increasing the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community. Since its founding in 1975, NSBE […]

STEM Education Coalition Releases 2015 Annual Report

The STEM Education Coalition today published it’s Annual Report for 2015. The report highlights the Coalition’s activities, accomplishments, and major media coverage of its work over the past year. Several highlights of the Coalition’s work include: Rallying the support of more than 100 education, business, and industry stakeholders, as well as bipartisan support from House of Representatives […]

Coalition Joins in Call for Action on Career and Technical Education Legislation

The STEM Education Coalition has joined over 400 educational organizations, private businesses, and professional societies in a joint letter asking Congress to reauthorize the Carl D. Perkins Career & Technical Education Act. The letter follows the Coalition’s response to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions’ request for recommendations on the bill. The STEM Education Coalition works aggressively […]

President Signs ESSA Bill

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 efforts […]