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Coalition Update:
Leadership Council Welcomes Expertise of the College Board
STEM Education Coalition 
The STEM Education Coalition is excited to announce the College Board has joined our Leadership Council. The College Board is a not-for-profit organization created in 1900 to expand access to higher education. Read more here.  
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Latest STEM Education News
Mentors, Encouragement, Hands-on Learning Boost Girls' Interest in STEM Substantially
The Journal
Generally girls lose interest in STEM careers as they get older. But, according to a new study, small changes at school and at home can have a profound impact on how girls perceive STEM careers, how confident they feel in class and how likely they are to pursue STEM academically and into their careers. Continue reading here.
New NSTA Position Statement Gives Recommendations for Making Important Transition in K-12 Science Education
Business Wire
The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has released a position statement supporting the transition in K-12 science teaching and learning based on important recommendations made by the National Research Council in its Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) to strengthen K-12 science education. Finish the story here.  
Nonprofit Will Issue 'Digital Badges' for Science Units That Align With Standards
Education Week  
The nonprofit group Achieve, which advocates for better standards and assessments, has launched an interesting new initiative that brings together several trends: curricular alignment, digital badges or credentials, and open educational resources. Read more here.  
STEM in the States: 
BMW's South Carolina Plant is Expanding its Apprenticeship Program in an Attempt to Grow a Tech-Savvy Workforce
Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
A signature product, this Education Trends report is the result of tracking, analyzing and identifying trends in education policy proposals featured in governors' State of the State addresses. Continue reading here.
Around the Community:
Mae Jemison: Diversity In STEM Isn't A Nicety, It's A Necessity
Dr. Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, knows firsthand the importance of exposing kids to STEM topics early. She also knows the significance of having kids see themselves in movies, on TV, and in certain careers.   Read more here.  
Stemming the Leak: 4 ways to Encourage STEM in your Middle Schooler
Orlando Sentinel 
Even though many Americans understand the importance of STEM education, children in the U.S. continue to lose interest in science, technology, engineering and math subjects at young ages. Continue reading here.
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