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Coalition Update:
Coalition Praises House Action to Fund Key ESSA Program to Support Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
STEMEd Coalition 
The STEM Education Coalition issued a statement on this week's action by the House Labor, HHS, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee bill to fund the Department of Education and the nation's new education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
Top Article:
House Panel OKs Bill With Cuts to Ed. Department, Hike for Special Education 
EdWeek
The U.S. Department of Education's currrent $68 billion budget would be cut by $1.3 billion overall in fiscal 2017, and some dozen education programs would be slashed or eliminated, under a bill approved on party lines Thursday by the House appropriations panel that oversees education spending.  
It's not all bad news though: Special education state grants would see a considerable increase of $500 million, to $12.4 billion. And a new flexible spending fund created under the Every Student Succeeds would receive a lot more money than under a bipartisan Senate version of the measure. 
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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
Education Department Continues to Prod States to Rethink Testing
U.S. News & World Report
The Department of Education is continuing to press states and school districts to rethink their testing regimens, unveiling Wednesday a set of proposed assessment regulations under the new federal education law, the Every Student Succeeds Act.
Read more here. 
Grade-School Students Teach a Robot to Help Themselves Learn Geometry
ScienMag
Computer technology has become integral to the learning process. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, at the end of the last decade, some 97 percent of U.S. teachers had one or more computers located in the classroom every day, and the ratio of students to computers in the classroom every day was a little over 5 to 1. With the advent of tablet and hand-held computing devices, this ratio is fast approaching 1 to 1.
Around the Community:
R.I.P Larry Boch, Founder of the USA Science and Engineering Festival 
     
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