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 as 2017 takes off!

Coalition Advocacy Announcements:

Coalition Statement on Women in STEM Bills

Secretary-designate DeVos Answers STEM Education Questions

STEM Education Questions for Betsy DeVos

Coalition Sends ESSA Letter to State Policymakers

Policy Forum Hosts Connected STEM Learning Briefing

Memo to President-Elect Trump’s Transition Team

New State Toolkit for Afterschool and Informal STEM Advocates

The Hill: A Decade Is Way Too Long to Wait

STEM Education Coalition Applauds House on Perkins CTE Passage

STEM Education Coalition Signs Afterschool STEM Hub Letter to State Policymakers

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

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

STEM Education Coalition Expresses Disappointment with Senate Education Subcommittee Funding Level

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

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

The Case for Investing in Out-of-School Learning as a Core Strategy in Improving STEM Education

STEM Education Coalition Budget Priorities for FY17 Budget

STEM Education Coalition Releases 2015 Annual Report

Recommendations on STEM Education Prepared for the 2016 Presidential Candidates

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

STEM Highlights of FY2016 Omnibus Budget Deal

President Signs ESSA Bill

Informal STEM Education 101: Public-Private Partnerships & Measures of Success

STEM Education Coalition Supports Every Student Succeeds Act

Coalition Analysis of Key STEM Provisions in ESSA

STEM Education Coalition Praises ESEA Conference Agreement, Progress

Group of 19 Bipartisan Senators Urge Support for STEM in ESEA

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

Rep. Courtney Takes to House Floor for STEM Ed

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 CTE 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