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 Proudly Supports STEM GI Bill Benefits for Veterans

James Brown, Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition, released the following statement on H.R. 3218, The Harry W. Colmery Veterans Assistance Act, or Forever GI Bill. “This week, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs will take up the H.R. 3218, the Harry W. Colmery Veterans Education Assistance Act of 2017. Included in this package […]

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Dept. of Education Responds to Coalition’s Concerns About Science Accountability

On June 23, the STEM Education Coalition expressed strong concerns to the Department of Education (ED) that the first round of ED feedback sent to Delaware was widely viewed as discouraging states from including science in their state accountability systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  These concerns were covered in numerous press stories, including the […]

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Coalition Urges White House on OSTP Nominations

The STEM Education Coalition co-signed a letter to President Trump urging him to nominate highly-qualified individuals to serve in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Positions within the Office, including the Director role, have remained vacant since the President’s inauguration. OSTP is part of the Executive Office of the President and directs federal efforts […]

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STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum Hosts Hill Briefing

On May 10, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill. The briefing, entitled “STEM 101: Major Policy Issues for the 115th Congress,” featured expert panelists Dr. David Evans of the National Science Teachers Association, Allyson Knox of Microsoft, Dr. Norman Fortenberry of the American Society for Engineering Education, Domenic Giandomenico of […]

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