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Coalition Update:
Coalition Praises ESEA Conference Agreement, Progress
Congressional education leaders completed a two-day conference process to resolve differences between House and Senate passed legislation to rewrite the 13 year-old No Child Left Behind Act. The Coalition issued a public statement praising the conferenced language for STEM education, and looks forward to continue working with Congress in the coming weeks to finalize details of the legislation. 

Read Full Coalition Statement Here



Strong Support from STEM Education Community Proves Successful in ESEA Advocacy

The Coalition would like to thank the over 70 organizations from around the country who signed onto a joint letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of Congress's education committees. Maintaining dedicated STEM education language in the final ESEA bill would not be possible without the support of the greater community working together.

Read Letter for STEM Funding Provisions Here

Top Article:
House, Senate ESEA Compromise Sails Through Conference Committee
Education Week
After more than a decade, Congress seems to be on the verge of leaving the almost-universally despised No Child Left Behind Act ... well, behind. Lawmakers on the U.S. Senate education committee and more than a dozen House members-amid much bipartisan backslapping-voted Thursday 39-1 to approve a bicameral, bipartisan compromise measure that would  scale back the federal role in education in the underlying Elementary and Secondary Education Act for the first time since the early 1980s.

Read more here 

Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Education Week
One of the biggest stories this year in education has been the results from new tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards. But so far, it's been hard to keep track of all the scores that have been rolling in. On Monday, we published "Common Core's Big Test: Tracking 2014-15 Results" on In addition to the scores from the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), Smarter Balanced, and other common-core tests from the past school year, the interactive presentation includes scores from previous state tests.
The Times-Picayune
The greater New Orleans region is home to some of the nation's most improved educational systems. Our teachers take pride in preparing today's students to become tomorrow's leaders and excel in an ever-evolving professional landscape. However, students continue to struggle as they transition from school to the world of work, especially into the highly technical jobs of today and tomorrow.
Read more here 
The second report based on Google and Gallup's multiyear, comprehensive study of perceptions about computer science and the opportunities students have to become more involved in computer science. While the first report, Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in U.S. K-12 Education, focused on support for and access to computer science learning, this report examines perceptions about the value of computer science among key stakeholders in K-12 education and evaluates the opportunities for students to become more involved in computer science before college.
Read more here
Around the Community
Manchester University Offers Nation's Only Pharmacogenomics Master's Degree
Manchester University announced that it is offering the nation's first dedicated master's degree in pharmacogenomics.

November 2015 Issue of STEM Magazine

New STEM Teaching Jobs Site
Former Washington Post journalist Dan Rohn decided to launch a job site in September called after seeing disappointing STEM testing scores in the U.S. He hopes the site will bring more attention to STEM teaching opportunities. 
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