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Coalition Update:
STEM Ed Coalition Supports Modernizing Aviation Technician Education
On February 22nd, the STEM Education Coalition released a letter in support of the independent comments made by the Aviation Technician Education Council in response to the notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) for Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) part 147, the regulation governing the operation of FAA-certified aviation maintenance technician schools (AMTS).
Read more here.
Top Article:
John King Quizzed on Charters, Teachers, Spending at House Budget Hearing
Education Week
Acting Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. got asked about a variety of issues during the House Education and the Workforce Committee's Wednesday hearing on the U. S. Department of Education's budget request for fiscal 2017, from charter schools to open educational resources. King, whose own confirmation hearing will take place in the Senate education commitee on Thursday, was also quizzed about ways his department wants to improve the teaching profession and increase the diversity of the teaching workforce through its requested budget.
Read more here.
Stay in the Know:
Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Youth Must Be Mentored Toward STEM Careers Now
U.S. Army
When's a good time to start mentoring youth for their futures and to get them interested in science , technology, engineering, and mathematics, or STEM? Right now, said Gen. Dennis L. Via, commander of U.S. Army Materiel Command. Via was among the 140 senior-level military officers from across the U.S. armed forces, civilian senior executive service professionals, and others, who took part in a Feb. 19 series of STEM-themed mentoring sessions in Philadelphia for high school-aged youth.
Read more here.
Science Achievement Gaps Begin by Kindergarten
American Educational Research Association
Large science achievement gaps at the end of eighth grade between white and racial/ethnic minority glasses-boy-blocks.jpg children and between children from higher- and lower-income families are rooted in large yet modifiable general knowledge gaps already present by the time children enter kindergarten, according to new research published today in Educational Researcher, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Educational Research Association.
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'Making' is Key Part to STEM Learning
Des Moines Register
Last week, state legislators gathered in Des Moines to celebrate science, technology, engineering and math at STEM Day at the Capitol. This annual event, now in its seventh year, serves as a showcase of Iowa's "hands-on, interactive and student-focused learning innovations," including more than 30 projects chosen as STEM Scale-Up programs by the Governor's STEM Advisory Council. The Science Center of Iowa was there, but instead of representing traditional STEM-focused programming, we highlighted a new genre of STEM learning: making.
Read more here.
Around the Community
STEM Education: How do you learn best?
People love to learn. Understanding the different learning styles helps you reach your full learning potential and enjoy the learning process more! Everyone can learn in any style, but feels the most comfortable learning in one particular style. Once you identify your style, you'll find yourself catching onto new concepts faster and retaining the information more easily.

February 17th Marks Digital Learning Day
To help celebrate this day, NJIT's Online Master of Computer Science program created an infographic which features a variety of statistics on the rise of women in STEM. For example, the amount of women pursuing STEM degrees has doubles from the 90s to the current decade.
Read more here. 

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