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Mobilize to Help Every Student Succeed with STEM - February 7

February 01, 2017

While the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) gives individual states greater flexibility in spending their federal dollars, STEM is no longer a stated priority, and the previous set-aside for professional development for math and science teachers has been eliminated.

To ensure STEM remains a priority across the nation, a group of 100Kin10.org partners, including the NCTL, supported the development of an advocacy website (SuccesswithSTEM.org) to help STEM education advocates across the nation insure STEM remains a priority for their teachers, PK-12 classrooms, and out of school time (OST) programs.

How can you help? Please join the next "mobilization challenge" of the Every Student Succeeds with STEM campaign to promote the prioritization of STEM in state education plans. Join us on Tuesday, February 7 from 3-4pm ET to hear directly from STEM experts and learn how you can help. The webinar will focus on the critical role of STEM in providing a well-rounded education for all students. Click here to RSVP.

The advocacy site, www.successwithstem.org, provides STEM fans and advocates information on ESSA STEM provisions, updates on state efforts, key state contacts, and messaging to support future PK-12/OST STEM efforts.

STEM is critical to a well-rounded education.

ESSA's Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A) will provide funds to states and school districts to provide a well-rounded education, which includes English, reading/language arts, writing, science, technology, engineering, mathematics (STEM), foreign languages, civics and government, economics, arts, history, geography, computer science, music, career and technical education, health, and physical education.

In addition to fostering a well-rounded education, these grants are also designed to fund activities to support safe and healthy students and the effective use of educational technology. Their list of allowable uses of funds is similarly robust.

As you can imagine, there will be a lot of competition at the state and local level for these priorities and funds. If you are a STEM advocate, join the webinar February 7 and visit www.successwithstem.org to learn and do more in support of PK-12/OST STEM education.

Click here for ESSA STEM Advocacy Tools

RSVP for Feb. 7 Mobilization Call

The Museum of Science, Boston

  1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114  phone: 617-723-2500   information@mos.org