Federal STEM Education Efforts Don't Add Up

Tax reform is just one of various forces at the federal level acting to confuse or undermine STEM education. From elementary school to graduate school, students and educators could soon pay (a lot) more to learn and teach. In response, STEM professionals and educators are starting to get more politically active.

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An Advocate for STEM Before STEM Even Existed

The rise of STEM education owes much to advocacy work done in Washington and across the country. Patti Curtis, Director of the Washington Office of the National Center for Technological Literacy, has been front and center in this effort for more than 15 years. Here's what she knows now.

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STEM Ed Bills Are Deja Vu All Over, with One Twist

STEM education bills in the new Congress look a lot like the bills from the old Congress. But the Educating Tomorrow's Engineer Act from Representative Paul Tonko could open up new ground for engineering in K-12 education. See here what makes it matter.

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35 Ways of Looking at STEM Education Policy

Members of Congress have introduced a large number of bills related to STEM education policy – about 35, providing insight into the many different ways that Congress looks at this area. They also invite a look at how the STEM education policy community works with Congress.

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