The bill instructs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to more equitably allocate funding for research with a focus on early childhood. The bill also directs NSF to support research on the factors that discourage or encourage girls to engage in STEM activities, including computer science. The Building Blocks of STEM Act is a bipartisan, bicameral bill, introduced jointly by Congresswoman Stevens and Congressman Jim Baird (R-IN) in the House of Representatives, alongside U.S. Senators Jacky Rosen (D-NV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) in the Senate.
The New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning (NJCTL) announced the results of an NJCTL-sponsored Hanover Research Report that analyzed trends in students' Advanced Placement (AP) physics exam performance between 2009 and 2018. The report considers mean scores, participation scores, and total scores on all AP physics exams offered over the span, both throughout New Jersey as well as all states nation-wide.
College funding, school safety and school choice are items addressed in the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed fiscal year 2020 budget, which department officials shared with media in a conference call Monday morning. The Trump administration’s proposal provides $131 billion in new post-secondary grants, loans and work-study and includes $64 billion in discretionary spending, a 10-percent reduction from the prior year. It includes recommended decreases, increases and unchanged or “level funding” throughout.
Beyond the argument that education should be designed to create a well-rounded citizen with an appreciation for a wide range of knowledge, there have been dozens of large-scale studies showing that an integrated curriculum of the sciences, humanities, and arts helps students excel in all areas of K-12 learning.
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Major federal STEM education programs received steady or increased funding in its appropriation for fiscal year 2019. Congress rejected the proposed elimination of several Education Department grant programs and the education offices at NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, while significantly boosting the National Defense Education Program.
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Gregory French, graduate assistant for Career Planning and Campus Outreach, said students who go into non-STEM majors may face more challenges than those who pursue STEM careers. He also said he believes the devaluing of liberal and fine arts majors comes from assuming potential salary is the only factor considered when choosing a major.
It is not just the practical application of our educations that has an impact on our day-to-day lives. The most commonly quoted statistic about the value of higher education is the increased earnings potential of $1 million with a bachelor’s degree over a high school diploma. That is because of the inextricable connection between education after high school and career opportunities.
There are incredible opportunities available for workers willing to attain the necessary skills. Despite that, few bachelor’s degrees in computing or engineering awarded in 2017 went to women. The totals stood at just about 17% for computer science and 27.2% for general engineering. What’s the cause of this achievement gap in STEM-related fields?