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Obama Seeks More Education Funds in FY13 Budget

President Obama hopes to increase education spending 2.5 percent for fiscal year 2013, to $69.8 billion up from the current budget of $68.1 billion.  Of particular relevance to science, technology, engineering, and math, he is looking for $8 million to fund a new initiative to train teachers in STEM programs.  The program would enable students to earn teaching and STEM degrees simultaneously, feeding

Briefing on STEM Education in the 2013 Budget

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) will hold a briefing on the research, development, and STEM education portions of the President's FY 2013 Budget on Monday, February 13, 2012 beginning at 1:30pm, EST.  Speakers will include John P.

Technology and Engineering, the "Forgotten" Part of STEM

Virginia technology and engineering education teacher Matt Walton speaks out on about the often overlooked middle two letters of STEM. "As a country we need to focus on improving in all areas of science, technology, engineering and math education if we are to succeed in creating and competing for the jobs that will be prevalent in the decades to come," he says.

How To Grow STEM

Tarina Quraishi, Harvard class of 2014, shares her thoughts on STEM education during the college years in The Harvard Crimson.  "Although early exposure to the sciences is certainly necessary, and positive experiences can be formative, getting kids interested in math and science is only half the battle," she writes.

Virtual Conference on the Future of Science Education, February 2

Don't miss what's sure to be a fascinating discussion on where STEM education is heading.  An interactive virtual conference on the topic is scheduled for Thursday, February 2 at 7:00pm ET. The event will examine the broad set of issues facing STEM education, as well as solutions such as project-based learning models that are fostering engagement and interest in STEM subjects. Speakers include business leaders, teachers and administrators from U.S. public high schools, prominent education journalists, researchers and advocates for education reform.

Summer Camps Gaining STEAM

There may be a January chill in the air, but planning is well underway for summer camps across the country.

Science Education Experts Respond to Obama’s Speech

President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday touched on a number of education issues, including No Child Left Behind, and Common Core State Standards. Scientific American appealed to the science educators among the readership of its blog, "Budding Scientist," to offer up their thoughts on the president's remarks. Respondents include Jon D.

Congressman Proposes STEM Education Office

California Congressman Michael Honda has introduced the STEM Education Innovation Act of 2011 in the U.S. House of Representatives.  In the Politics section of US News & World Report, he writes: "Science, technology, engineering, and math are what have made America a land of world-changing innovation and boundless imagination.

New Trend in Education: The STEM Diploma

From Maine to Arizona, high schools across the country seem to be embracing the reality of the importance of a strong educational foundation in the sciences.  Increasingly, this new understanding is taking the form of STEM-specific high school diplomas.  In pursuit of a STEM diploma, students focus more heavily than usual on science-related subjects, often  with the oppor

Commander Encourages Exciting STEM Curricula

Among the messages featured in a speech this week by Air Force Space Command commander General William Shelton: We must make STEM education exciting to keep students interested in pursuing science, engineering, and math subjects in college and beyond.


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