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Coalition Makes Recommendations on Dept. of Ed. Grantmaking

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 13:35
TweetEarlier 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 […]

Policy Forum Co-Hosts Briefing with Student Veterans

Thu, 11/16/2017 - 15:26
TweetYesterday, the STEM Education Coalition Policy Forum co-hosted a briefing with Student Veterans of America. The Policy Forum was pleased to welcome the Chairman of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs Phil Roe.  Chairman Roe talked about the importance of the new STEM scholarship program in the Forever GI Bill and the need to get information about […]

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

Tue, 11/14/2017 - 15:17
TweetTomorrow 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 […]

Department of State Announces Grant Opportunity for 2018 TechGirls Program

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 15:41
TweetOn October 26th, 2017, The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) announced an open competition for the FY 2018 TechGirls program. U.S. public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 USC 501(c)(3) may submit proposals to conduct a […]

Coalition Leads Effort to Support STEM Funding Under ESSA

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 13:13
TweetThe 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, […]

Coalition Statement on President Trump’s STEM Memo for Secretary DeVos

Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:42
TweetOn September 25, President Donald Trump released a Presidential Memorandum for the Secretary of Education. The memo recognizes the importance of STEM skills in the workforce and emphasizes the lack of nationwide access to high-quality STEM learning. Further, the memo directs the Department of Education (ED) to devote at least $200 million per year in […]

Coalition Featured on Lab on Loud Podcast

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 11:18
TweetThe STEM Education Coalition is proud to be featured on the September 18 edition of Lab Out Loud. Lab Out Loud is a podcast hosted by Dale Basler and Brian Bartel, both science teachers. The podcast and blog cover science news, education, and other topics relevant to science educators. The Coalition’s Executive Director James Brown discussed how the […]

Policy Forum Hosts Briefing on STEM in State ESSA Plans

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 14:58
TweetThis 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 […]

Coalition Lauds Forever GI Bill Signing

Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:03
TweetYesterday, President Donald Trump signed The Harry W. Colmery Educational Assistance Act of 2017 or ‘Forever GI Bill’ into law. James Brown, the Executive Director of Coalition released the following statement: “The STEM Education Coalition applauds the Forever GI Bill becoming law. We thank the legislators and veterans groups who spent countless hours working on […]

STEM in ESSA Plans: Early Analyses

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:12
TweetTwo education organizations have released early analyses of state education plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The reports focus on how states are utilizing new authorities under ESSA to prioritize STEM education in their plans. The brief titled Leveraging ESSA to Promote Science and STEM Education in States from Achieve “provides a landscape analysis of […]

Scientia Highlights Coalition’s Advocacy Work

Wed, 08/16/2017 - 10:43
TweetRecently, the STEM Education Coalition was featured by Scientia. The interview gives an overview of the Coalition’s work to promote STEM education throughout the United States. You can read the full interview here.