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Top Article:
House Panel Is Generous to New Federal STEM Program 
The prospects for federal support of science in schools across the United States took a turn for the better this week as a key congressional panel weighed in on the annual budget process.
At issue is the fate of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG). It's part of the 2015 law governing elementary and secondary education that replaced the long-reviled No Child Left Behind Act. The Every Student Succeeds Act authorizes the SSAEG program at $1.65 billion, with the money to be distributed to each state through block grants. 
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Latest STEM Education Policy News Across the U.S.
How Can Schools Use Federal Funds for a 'Well-Rounded' Education?
One of the big selling points of the Every Student Succeeds Act is that it gives schools a chance to move beyond just reading and math and offer students a broader, "well-rounded" education that includes things like the arts, humanities, and hands-on career focused experiences.
Read more here. 
What Every Teacher Needs to Succeed
Huffington Post
Even good teachers fail sometimes. I have been an educator for sixteen years, and each year, my job has required that I continue learning by teaching new standards, integrating improved technology, or implementing research-proven techniques. I am learning anew, and sometimes failing anew.
Around the Community:
National PTA White Paper Reveals Families are Essential to Bridge STEM Gap
National PTA announced the release of a white paper on the essential role of family engagement in increasing students' access to opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-especially among girls and underrepresented youth. The white paper is the result of an analysis of STEM education research and STEM programs; a panel discussion with PTA members and STEM education and equity experts; and a convening of thought leaders in STEM, family engagement and education.
Read more here.

NSB Welcomes Nominations for 2017 Honorary Awards
Each year, the National Science Board (NSB) pays tribute to remarkable contributions and public service in science and engineering through its Vannevar Bush and Public Service awards. NSB welcomes nominations for its 2017 honorary awards through Monday, Oct. 3, 2016.
Read more here.

National Science Foundation Seeks a New Division Director, Undergrad Education
The Directorate for Education and Human Resources announces a nationwide search to fill the position of Division Director, Division of Undergraduate Education (DUE) in the Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR). The mission of EHR is to provide the research foundation to develop a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM)-literate public and a workforce ready to advance the frontiers of science and engineering for society.
Read more here.

STEM Magazine: July Issue
Check out this month's issue of STEM magazine and read about a variety of topics including articles about basketball, drones, and colleges.
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