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This morning, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce favorably reported H.R. 2353, the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century Act to the whole House of Representatives. The bill, which is largely identical to the legislation the House passed in September 2016, was introduced by Reps. Glenn "GT" Thompson (R-PA) and Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL). The bill garnered full, bipartisan committee support. Read more here and view the full committee mark up here.
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DeVos Expected to Unveil School Choice Plans Monday
Politico
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is expected to offer details about the Trump administration's vision for a federal investment in school choice in a major policy speech Monday.  DeVos is slated to speak at an Indianapolis summit hosted by her former group, The American Federation for Children, which advocates for school choice, the Education Department confirmed Wednesday night. Read more here.
Students Shouldn't Live in STEM Deserts
U.S. News and World Report
More than ever, a high-quality math and science education is the foundation for opportunity.
By 2020, almost two-thirds of all jobs will require post-secondary education or training - education that is supported by the critical thinking and problem-solving skills learned in math and science. In the same period, almost as many jobs will require basic literacy in science, technology, engineering and math.  Yet, we as a nation continue with a familiar pattern in which access to high-quality STEM learning is unevenly distributed. Continue reading  here.
Business Invests in Professional Learning. Why Doesn't Education?
Education Week
When I was the school superintendent in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, from 2003 to 2008, we served a highly diverse population that included children who were homeless, as well as children whose families lived in capacious mansions. Their needs were as varied as the differences in their circumstances. To meet those needs, principals met regularly with teachers to analyze students' progress, identify their specific strengths and weaknesses, and determine how best to serve them. Read more here.

Around the Community:
Video showcase returns, spotlighting 155 NSF-funded STEM education projects
This week, STEM for All Video Showcase returns for its third year of highlighting innovative federally funded research that improves education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
From May 15-22, the showcase, supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), provides researchers the opportunity to feature their work in three-minute videos they created and posted to the  STEM for All website. Visitors to the site can participate in online discussions with the researchers and vote for their favorites through Twitter and Facebook. Read more here.
49ers Host Leaders in Sports, Tech, & Education; Co-Launch The Sport and STEM Alliance
On Tuesday, May 9 th , the San Francisco 49ers hosted at Levi's® Stadium  Beyond Innovation  presented by Chevron, a one-day event which brought together thought leaders from across the globe in sport, technology and education to engage in productive conversation and find tangible solutions to tackling the improvement of STEM education through sport. Continue reading here.
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