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Coalition Update:
STEM Education Coalition Releases Statement on Bipartisan Support for STEM in ESEA
The STEM Education Coalition issued a statement on a bipartisan letter coauthored by U.S. Representatives Richard Hanna (R-NY) and Joe Courtney (D-CT) and signed by 34 members of the U.S. House of Representatives, sent to House and Senate leaders supporting a Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provision that would provide dedicated funding to every state to boost STEM education activities.
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Top Article:
Increasing Education Opportunities for Minorities in STEM
Forbes
This summer I had the honor of attending an event that brought together educators and industry leaders involved in improving the state of STEM education in the U.S. During a panel discussion, I was asked whether I was encouraged or discouraged by where we are today in terms of diversity in STEM education. I am definitely encouraged, but we still have far to go to achieve equity in STEM education for minorities who have been historically underrepresented in STEM fields.
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Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
STEM Education is the Future, According to Industry Leaders and Teachers
KSLA News
Educators and businesses collided at Arkansas State University Monday at the Think Tank for STEM Partnership Conference.
Kindergarten through senior high-level teachers, college instructors and industry leaders met in Centennial Hall to open the lines of communication concerning STEM education and business.
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Ars Technica
In the US, each state sets its own expectations of what the public schools in that state should accomplish. These expectations take the form of education standards, which describe both the subjects that should be introduced at each grade level and what specific material the students should learn within them. Standardized tests in these states are typically based on these education standards as well.
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Around the Community
Allen Distinguished Educators Award
The Allen Distinguished Educators (ADE) Award honors K-12 teachers who create innovative, student-directed programs focused on computer science, engineering and/or entrepreneurship skills. Each selected ADE, up to seven in 2016, will receive $25,000, national recognition and support to promote their programs at greater scale.
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ETS Government Relations Internship 
ETS's Government Relations Division is looking for a Government Relations Intern starting immediately and working until mid- December 2015 for 15-20 hours per week.

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We appreciate your continued support and involvement. 
  

 

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