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Department of Education Issues Guide to STEM Funding Through ESSA
Department of Education
Ensuring that all students have access to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education is fundamental to the U.S. Department of Education's goal of providing equitable educational opportunities so that all students are prepared to succeed in college, careers, and life.
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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Report: Innovative Science Instruction Boosts Academic Performance Among English Learners
English learners can dramatically improve their science skills when teachers blend science lessons with language instruction, according to a new report released by an Oakland education nonprofit. The report identified six districts with innovative science programs - ranging from Calipatria Unified in Imperial County to Oak Grove in San Jose. It found that in those schools, English learners scored close to, or in some cases even exceeded, their English-proficient peers on standardized science tests.
Data-related Careers Take Top Spots on Glassdoor's List of Best 50 Jobs in America for 2017
Career site Glassdoor is out with its annual list of "50 Best Jobs in America" for 2017 and many of the top gigs are related to managing data.
For the second-straight year, Data Scientist took the No. 1 spot with the highest "job score"; Glassdoor ranks its top jobs on earning potential based on median annual base salary, job satisfaction rating, and number of job openings on its site.
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Around the Community:
Lt. Governor's STEM Challenge for Girls Kicks Off Tuesday
Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton and the Kentucky Commission on Women will kick off the pilot program for the Lt. Governor's STEM Challenge for Girls at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at Leestown Middle School Library in Lexington. The goal is to get more girls interested in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) careers. Seventy-one percent of all jobs in 2018 will require STEM skills; yet only twenty-four percent of females in the U.S. are currently represented in these fields.

ASEE Statement on Federal Investment in Engineering Education
As a new administration and Congress assume office, ASEE urges that bipartisan support for engineering education and research continue and, if possible, increase. Policymakers have long recognized the contribution of engineering to national security and to advances in healthcare, energy independence, and efficient infrastructure.
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Webinar Series: Non-Regulatory GuidanceStudent Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) 
The Office of Safe and Healthy Students invites you to participate in a series of webinars on the U.S. Department of Education's recently issued " Non-Regulatory Guidance on the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants" (the Guidance). The SSAE program aims to increase the capacity of State educational agencies, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; improve school conditions for student learning; and improve the effective use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. 
Tiger Woods Foundation and Discovery Education Launch Digital Programs in College Prep and STEM Careers 
If students had the most innovative tools to help them see the future, what would they see? The Tiger Woods Foundation (TWF), TGR's philanthropic arm, joined with Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, to launch "TGR EDU: Explore," an initiative for middle and high school students that helps navigate the college exploration process and introduces them to high-quality STEM-focused career paths for today's jobs, and the ones that don't exist yet.
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