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Coalition Updates:
Building Blocks of STEM Act Passes House
STEM Education Coalition
The House of Representatives voted  to unanimously pass H.R. 3397 Building Blocks of STEM Act.  The bill, sponsored by Representative Jacky Rosen (NV-3), instructs the National Science Foundation... Continue reading here.
Coalition Director Speaks on Learning Pathways at Arkansas STEM Summit
STEM Education Coalition
Coalition Executive Director of the STEM Education Coalition James Brown delivered a speech at the Second Arkansas STEM Summit about STEM learning pathways in line with the summit's theme of "Spotlighting STEM." Continue reading here.
Joint Economic Committee Democrats Report: Expanding Opportunities Through Middle-Skills Education
STEM Education Coalition
The U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee Democrats released a report titled Expanding Opportunities through Middle-Skills Education. The study explores "middle-skills" jobs, those that require more than a high school diploma and less than a bachelor's degree  here.
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Latest STEM Education News
Trump Stands by STEM Education Spending in Fiscal 2019 Budget
Ed Scoop
The White House's fiscal 2019 budget proposal reinforces the funding plan outlined in the President's Memorandum on STEM education - spend at least $200 million in existing grant money on STEM education per year. Continue reading here.
'State of the State' Speeches Underscore Focus on Computer Science Education 
Ed Scoop 
Following a landmark year for state-level computer science education policy and standards, many governors have used their "State of the State" addresses to reaffirm their commitment to improving the quality of computer science education in schools.
Continue reading here. 
Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering
Inside Higher Ed 
The American Society for Engineering Education published two new reports as part of its Transforming Undergraduate Education in Engineering project. Read more here.  
STEM in the States: 
Dallas ISD has a Plan to Create the College-Educated STEM Workforce Dallas Lacks
Dallas News
The latest reports showing an improved economy, rising wages and low unemployment represent good news. A closer look, however, reveals that the U.S. still faces a skills crisis that could endanger economic growth. Continue reading here.
Texas Dropped Algebra 2 as a Requirement. Its Schools Didn't
Education Week
In 2014, the Lone Star State controversially dropped the requirement for high school students to take Algebra 2. But new research shows that, in the wake of that policy, Algebra 2 completion and failure rates roughly remain the same-so far. Continue reading here.
Around the Community:
Universal Technical Institute Launches Free High School Summer Program
Universal Technical Institute  
Universal Technical Institute (UTI) is launching "Ignite," a free summer program to train high school juniors in fundamental transportation technician skills. Read more here.  
Check out the latest issue of the STEM for Women Magazine! 
STEM for Women Magazine 
The latest exciting issue for STEM for Women magazine features a cover story with Gwynne Shotwell, President and Chief Operating Officer of SpaceX titled "Pedal to the Metal for SpaceX." The issue also featured articles with Sonal Ramrakhiani from TATA Technologies and nursing. Continue reading here.  
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