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Coalition Update:
Coalition Supports House Bill to Realign NSF Education Grants
STEM Education Coalition
The STEM Education Coalition has voiced support for H.R. 5509, the Innovations in Mentoring, Training, and Apprenticeships Act. James Brown, Executive Director of the Coalition released the following statement ... Continue reading here.
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Latest STEM Education News
Video Games + Cardboard: A Look at Nintendo's New STEM-Friendly Labo System
Big Think
What do video games and cardboard have in common? Besides the packaging games come in, basically nothing. But Nintendo intends to change that on April 20 when it releases Labo ... Continue reading here.
Google Just Launched a Smartphone Game to Teach Adults How to Code
TIME
From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there's no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer science. But when it comes to adults, the options to learn how to code start to look a lot less like fun and a lot more like classwork. Continue reading here.
OU Math Professors to Research Active Learning in Undergraduate Math Education
EurekAlert
A University of Oklahoma mathematics professor, Milos Savic, has received a two-year, $93,298 grant from the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities to help undergraduate students pursuing science, technology, engineering and mathematics degrees succeed in introductory math courses. Finish the story here.
STEM in the States: 
FIRST Robotics Competition to Draw 35,000 to Downtown Detroit, Showcase STEM Education
Crain's Detroit Business
The FIRST Championship international robotics competition, scheduled for April 25-28 in downtown Detroit, is expected to draw 35,000 people from 25 states and 36 countries and inject $30 million into the local economy, according to organizers. Continue reading here.
Schools, Organizations, and Companies Celebrate Sixth Annual Georgia STEM Day
Hub Georgia
TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed), the Technology Association of Georgia's charitable organization dedicated to preparing the next-generation workforce, is proud to announce that over thousands of  students, educators, and professionals ... Read more here.
Virginia County's 'Signing Day' Celebrates Seniors Heading to Jobs, Not College
Today
For high school seniors, April means looking forward to graduation and what comes next - which, for many, means college. But in Henrico County, Virginia, public school officials decided to share some of that end-of-year focus on seniors ... Read more here.
Around the Community:
Have We Made Progress on Achievement Gaps? Looking at Evidence from the New NAEP Results
Brookings Institute 
Last week, the National Assessment Governing Board and National Center for Education Statistics released results from the 2017 National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP). Often referred to as "the Nation's Report Card" ... More information here.  
Implementing President Trump's Memorandum on Expanding Access to STEM and Computer Science Education
Department of Education 
U.S. Department of Education officials will discuss, in a live webinar, Fiscal Year 2018 funding opportunities at the Department for K-12 STEM/Computer Science education. Register here.
University-level Equipment Opens New Doors for High School Students in DC and SC
Society for Science & the Public 
High school students in Washington, D.C.'s McKinley Technology High School are building a water purification prototype that is small and simple enough for home use. The project is possible thanks to teacher Sherry Richardson ... Register here.
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