July 2017 – Making the Most of STEM in ESSA

What are states proposing related to STEM in their ESSA plans? Which ones affect teacher professional development? Which ones touch out-of-school time efforts? And how can advocates and funders push states’ thinking on STEM beyond the boilerplate? Join for a discussion with Education First, a national education policy firm, and Achieve, a nonprofit education organization, as they share an analysis of promising STEM proposals in ESSA plans submitted to date (and some leading states’ draft plans).

Achieve’s report, Leveraging ESSA to Promote Science and STEM Education in States 

Educationfirst’s Report, Making the Most of ESSA: Opportunities to Advance STEM Education

Other resources:

·        An Independent Review of ESSA State Plans

·        NASA JPL Engineering in the Classroom Instructor Guide