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Coalition Update:
Recommendations on STEM Education Prepared for the 2016 Presidential Candidates
The STEM Education Coalition has produced a comprehensive set of policy recommendations for the 2016 Presidential candidates. The voting_people.jpgCoalition's recommendations cover broad principles for formulating a STEM policy agenda along with a range of specific actions and policy decisions, as well as a a variety of supporting facts to make the case for STEM education as a national priority.
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Top Article:
John King Calls for Emphasis on Educational Equity in New ESSA Era
Education Week
New acting U.S. Secretary of Education John King used his first major speech, on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, to call for continued attention to educational equity, even as states and school districts prepare for new flexibility on K-12 accountability.
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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Four-Year College Isn't Only Path to Career Readiness
USA Today
As president of one of America's leading educational institutions and CEO of one of the world's largest financial firms, we see the world through two very different lenses. But there is one challenge that we both see clearly and are deeply concerned about: too many young people are not on a path to meaningful employment that will enable them to join the middle class.
Advanced Computer Science Degree a Wise Choice in Tech-Savvy Society                  
The University of Tennessee Chattanooga
The unstable economy and job market of the past decade or so have convinced many recent college graduates, people who had been laid off and those who felt unstable in their current paths to head back to school to seek a master's degree.
K-12 Still Struggling for Traction as Campaign Issue
Education Week
silver-keyboard.jpg School policy-already an underdog topic in the 2016 presidential campaign-could be further marginalized as an issue by recent developments in Washington, not the least of which is the newly minted Every Student Succeeds Act, which is expected to scale back the direct federal role in K-12 education.
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Around the Community
STEM Magazine: January Issue
Check out this month's issue of STEM magazine and read about a variety of articles including topics such as the International Space Station, encryption, computer science, and the need for diversity.

PAEMST: Nominate a Math or Science Teacher for a Presidential Award
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (#PAEMST) is launching its 2016 Nomination Drive and needs your help! Do you know an outstanding math or science teacher? Submit your nominations this week to be included in the drive.
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Learn how STEM Gauge Can Help Set Students Up for Success
The NGSS call for higher rigor, a greater demand for evidence of student learning, and for the integration of the three dimensions: academic content, science and engineering practices, and crosscutting concepts. As you adjust your curriculum to meet these goals, Measured Progress offers STEM Gauge™ to support your transition and give you a better understanding of student thinking.

FIRST Robotics Competition Partners with SolidProfessor
FIRST Robotics Competition has partnered with SolidProfessor to provide an online learning resource for the students participating in the 2016 competition. FIRST works with several software companies, Autodesk and SOLIDWORKS among them, to supply design resources to the participants. SolidProfessor is the only training option chosen as an official resource for the students.

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