STEM Education Coalition Policy Advocacy

STEM Ed Coalition Executive Director James Brown Testifies Before Congress

STEM Ed Coalition Executive Director James Brown Testifies Before Congress

The central mission of the STEM Education Coalition is to inform federal and state policymakers on the critical role that STEM education plays in U.S. competitiveness and future economic prosperity and to advocate for policies that will improve STEM education at every level. See our detailed Core Policy Principles below.

Core Policy Principles (published in April 2014)


Take Action as a STEM Advocate:

Throughout the year, the STEM Education Coalition invites people to write to their Representatives and Senators regarding pending legislation and policy issues. Make sure you get involved today!

  • Support STEM in Final Passage of ‘No Child Left Behind’ Legislation: The House and Senate are now starting the process of reconciling the differences between their two versions of No Child Left Behind bills. The STEM Ed Coalition has worked with Rep. Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Rep. Joe Courtney (D-CT) to organize a bipartisan “Dear Colleague” letter in support of the major STEM funding provision that is contained in the Senate version of the bill. We need you to ask your House representative to sign onto this letter.

Coalition Advocacy Announcements:


STEM Education Coalition Praises ESEA Conference Agreement, Progress


Group of 19 Bipartisan Senators Urge Support for STEM in ESEA

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Coalition Supports Modernizing Aviation Education Regulations


Coalition Submits Key Principles on Perkins Reauthorization


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


Coalition Praises Bipartisan Support by 34 House Members for STEM in ESEA


STEM Ed Coalition Praises STEM Focus in ECCA/ESEA Bill


Senate ESEA Push Yields Huge Victory for STEM Education

Coalition Statement on House's America COMPETES Act Reauthorization Act

Over 90 Organizations Sign Letter in Support of STEM Education as an ESEA Priority

Coalition Statement on Senate ESEA Bill, Franken-Kirk-Murray Bipartisan STEM Amendment

Coalition Supports Perkins Act Reauthorization

Coalition Opposes Passage of Student Success Act, Supports Successful Workforce Amendment

Coalition Supports Passage of the STEM Education Act

Coalition Statement on FY16 Budget Proposal


Write to Congress: Support STEM Education as a National Priority

Coalition Issues Priorities for ESEA, Reacts to Alexander Proposal

Coalition Issues Statement on Final FY15 Spending Bill

Broad Array of STEM Organizations Support Common Standards in Math, Science

US Reps Kilmer & Bucshon Encourage Continued Development of National AP Engineering Course

Coalition Praises House Action on STEM Education Act

Coalition Offers Recommendations to White House on STEM Policy

Rep. Joe Garcia Introduces I-STEM Network Legislation

Coalition Issues Statement in Strong Support of Common Standards

Coalition Submits Testimony for Senate Innovation Hearing

Coalition Issues 2014 Update to Core Policy Principles to Improve STEM Education

Coalition Supports Merkley-Franken STEM Appropriations Letter

Coalition Statement on FIRST Act

Coalition Responds to Administration’s FY 2015 Budget Proposal

Coalition Response to President’s State of the Union Address

$1.1 Trillion Omnibus Spending Bill Addresses Key STEM Issues

Check out the Coalition’s written testimony to the House Science Committee on STEM ed policies and the reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act.

House Science Committee Leaders Circulate Discussion Drafts of Legislation to Reauthorize the America COMPETES Act

STEM Ed Coalition Invited to Testimony at House Hearing on Interagency STEM Programs

STEM Education Coalition Statement on Student Success Act

STEM Ed Coalition Statement on Senate Passage of Immigration Bill

Statement by STEM Education Coalition on Student Success Act

Minnesota Education Group Applaud Sen. Franken’s Efforts to Champion STEM Education

STEM Ed Coalition Statement on Strengthening America’s Schools Act ESEA Legislation

Coalition Urges Senate Judiciary Members to Support STEM Education Amendment

Coalition Urges Senate Offices to Sign Merkley-Franken Dear Colleague Letter

Coalition Supports Sen. Merkley’s STEM College and Career Ready Budget Amendment