ATEC signs off on a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

ATEC, along with several other STEM stakeholders, recently signed off on a letter to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy regarding feedback on the STEM Education Coalition’s 2018 five-year strategic plan, Charting a Course for Success: America’s Strategy for STEM Education. The plan proposes a wide range of policies to improve STEM education and bolster the competitiveness of the American workforce. The six key recommendations are as follows.

  • Achieving Equity in STEM Education Must Be a National Priority
  • Science Education Must Be Elevated as a National Priority within a Transdisciplinary Well-Rounded STEM Education
  • Increase the Number of STEM Teachers in Our Nation’s Classrooms
  • Support Partnerships with Community Based STEM Organizations, Out of School Providers And Informal Learning Providers
  • Take a Systemic Approach to Future STEM Education Interventions
  • Clarify and Define the Role of Federal Agencies and OSTP in Supporting STEM Education

Read more here for additional detail on each recommendation.
The STEM Education Coalition is an alliance of education, business, and professional organizations nationwide that works to inform federal, state, and local decision-makers about the critical role that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education plays in enabling students to thrive, innovate, and invent and therefore support American competitiveness and domestic economic development. Coalition members believe that our nation must improve the way our students learn STEM and that the business, education, and STEM communities must work together to achieve this goal.