S.1178 - Educating Tomorrow's Engineers Act
A bill to better integrate engineering education into kindergarten through grade 12 instruction and curriculum and to support research on engineering education.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
PART A--ENGINEERING STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENTS
SEC. 111. ACADEMIC STANDARDS, ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTS, AND ACCOUNTABILITY.
‘(G) INTEGRATION OF ENGINEERING SKILLS AND PRACTICES INTO SCIENCE STANDARDS- By not later than the 2016-2017 school year, each State plan shall demonstrate that the State has incorporated engineering design skills and practice into the State science challenging academic content standards and student academic achievement standards that are required under this paragraph.’; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 112. GRANTS FOR STATE ASSESSMENTS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES.
Section 6111(1) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (
PART B--PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS
SEC. 121. TEACHER AND PRINCIPAL TRAINING AND RECRUITING FUND.
‘(e) STEM Professional Development and Instructional Materials Grants- A State educational agency that receives a grant under this part shall use the funds described in subsection (a)(3) to award grants, on a competitive basis, to nonprofit organizations, and other entities, with expertise and a demonstrated record of success in STEM fields to enable such organizations and entities to develop and provide professional development and instructional materials for STEM in the State.’.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
SEC. 122. STEM PARTNERSHIPS.
(I) in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking ‘mathematics, engineering, and science majors’ and inserting ‘individuals with a baccalaureate degree in a STEM field’;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(ii) in subparagraph (B), by inserting ‘and a strategy for integrating engineering into the science assessments in accordance with section 1111(b)(3)’ before the semicolon at the end; andCommentsClose CommentsPermalink
PART C--AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS
SEC. 131. 21ST CENTURY LEARNING CENTERS.
PART D--RURAL EDUCATION
SEC. 141. RURAL AND LOW-INCOME SCHOOL PROGRAM.
Section 6222(a)(2) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (
PART E--GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 151. DEFINITIONS.
SEC. 201. NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH.
(1) in section 131(b)(1)(C) (
(2) in section 133(a)(11) (
SEC. 202. RESEARCH ON ENGINEERING EDUCATION.
(a) In General- The Secretary of Education, acting through the Director of the Institute of Education Sciences, shall support, directly or through grants or contracts, research on engineering education, including studies and evaluations that--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(1) identify and assess how science inquiry and mathematical reasoning can be connected to engineering design in kindergarten through grade 12 curricula and teacher professional development;CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(b) Dissemination- The Secretary of Education shall, based on the results of the research described in subsection (a), disseminate information and analysis to the public, and provide technical assistance to State educational agencies, on best practices and promising innovations in the field of kindergarten through grade 12 engineering education.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
(c) Authorization of Appropriations- There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for each of fiscal years 2014 through 2018.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink