STEM Tag

Secretary DeVos Talks ESSA at Alaska Forum

According to KUAC, last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was in Alaska, where she discussed ESSA (among other topics) with state education stakeholders. Hosted by the Greater Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce, the round-table discussion focused on workforce development. At the event, participants “talked about the...

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Local Pennsylvania Businesses Partner with Schools

According to Eric Morris at the Uniontown Herald Standard, local businesses are bringing in teachers from local schools to observe daily operations “with the hope it helps grow STEM curricula and the Teacher in the Workplace (TIW) program,” a “state-funded initiative that places educators at...

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STEM the Big Winner in EIR grants

According to Alyson Klein at Education Week, STEM programs were the “big winners” in the “latest round of the Education Innovation and Research grants,” which replaced the Obama Administration’s Investing in Innovation grant program via ESSA and made changes like opening up the grant program...

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Local MN District Leveraging ESSA to Improve Special Ed Math Curriculum

Theresa Bourke reports about a local district’s effort to improve their special ed math curricula as part of their continuous improvement plan under ESSA. The district “began the initiative last year because data showed special education students—especially at the elementary and middle school levels—were not...

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States Utilize New Opportunities under ESSA

According to Education Dive, ESSA gives states “more flexibility regarding educational goals, and states are now examining ways to strengthen science education as part of their new assessment strategies.” A number of “states that have already submitted ESSA plans to the U.S. Department of Education...

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New Resources on Local Engagement and Advancing STEM Opportunities

Education First released a report on states’ efforts to advance opportunities in STEM education under ESSA. The report concluded that while plans did not largely focus on STEM innovation, there were four main policies that continuously appeared. States are including state science assessment results, career...

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