Please enjoy this week's STEM Ed update.

Coalition Update:
Coalition Joins in Battelle/STEMx Webinar on ESSA Implementation
connected_people_colors.jpg Last week, representatives of the Coalition joined in a one-hour webinar with the members of the multi-state STEMx network to discuss the implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act and possibilities for state collaboration and advocacy this year and in the future.
Watch here.
Top Article:
FIU President to Head National STEM Committee
Miami Herald
FIU President Mark Rosenberg will head up a committee that looks at how science and technology education is taught in college.
"It's a special privilege to be asked to lead some of the nation's top experts who will identify national indicators for science, technology, engineering and math education at the university level," Rosenberg said in a statement.
Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Report: 'Skills Gap' Continues to be a Problem in Technical Careers
Central Penn Business Journal
adult-education-class.jpg Roy Kern owns an equipment-distribution company in western Pennsylvania, and he sees the problem all the time.
Because not enough students are going into trade schools, Kern said, "We have a shortage of people with the needed skills, and we have a real need. It makes it difficult to service your customers, and difficult to expand."
6 Education Stories to Watch in 2016               
Claudio Sanchez is the senior member of the NPR Ed team, with more than 25 years on the education beat. We asked him for his list of the top stories he'll be watching in 2016.
No Child Left Behind, Common Core, and the Education Debate
Best of SNO
In America, the debate over the best system of education has been raging for nearly as long as the country has existed. A constant struggle is being fought between those who advocate more standardized testing and governmental controls to ensure quality education and those who believe that teachers shouldn't "teach to the test," but rather take it upon themselves to make sure that students are truly learning the material.
Read more here.
Around the Community

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.
Read more here.

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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