Advocacy

STEM Ed Coalition Executive Director James Brown Testifies Before CongressCore Policy Principles

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.

STEM Legislation Tracker

Recently, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Team introduced an online federal legislation tracker. This tracker lists information about legislation in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives that pertains to STEM education. Check to see if your congressman has introduced STEM legislation!

Coalition Advocacy Announcements:

 

Coalition Makes Recommendations on Dept. of Ed. Grantmaking

Earlier this week, the STEM Education Coalition responded to Secretary Betsy DeVos’s proposed priorities for the Department of Education. The Department uses these priorities to guide their competitive grantmaking. The Coalition recommended that the Department utilize an inclusive definition of STEM and prioritize high-needs populations in their grantmaking. The Coalition also urged that “STEM education […]

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House STEM Bills look to increase access to STEM Education for veterans, women, girls, and early learners

Tomorrow morning, the House Science and Technology Committee is marking up a bi-partisan package of several STEM-related bills that pertain to the National Science Foundation. The Coalition has been active in providing feedback and the final language reflects that input, especially as it relates to utilizing a broad application of the term STEM education, rather […]

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Coalition Leads Effort to Support STEM Funding Under ESSA

The STEM Education Coalition signed onto two targeted letters to Congressional appropriators in support of federal funding for Title IV Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) , part of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The letters were sent to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House and Senate Appropriations committees. The Senate letter, […]

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Policy Forum Hosts Briefing on STEM in State ESSA Plans

This morning, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill with Battelle/STEMx. The briefing, entitled STEM in the States: Impacts of the Every Student Succeeds Act featured expert panelists Anand Vaishnav of Education First, Stephanie Rodriguez of the Afterschool Alliance, and Michael Feder of Battelle/STEMx. The speakers presented their findings on the state level […]

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