H.R.6517 - STEM Network Act

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State-based STEM networks to expand STEM education. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State-based STEM networks to expand STEM education. as introduced.
  • Short: STEM Network Act as introduced.

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Official Summary

STEM Network Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to state-based STEM networks or similar organizations to increase elementary and secondary school students' achievement in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, particular

Official Summary

STEM Network Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to state-based STEM networks or similar organizations to increase elementary and secondary school students' achievement in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, particularly in rural and low-income schools. Includes among grant uses: testing, sharing, and scaling up STEM education research, promising practices, and exemplary programs; identifying state STEM education weaknesses and prioritizing strategies to address them; implementing rigorous common STEM education content standards; developing and implementing innovative STEM assessments; promoting and developing pre- and in-service STEM teacher training; developing STEM career pathways and workforce education and training programs that reflect 21st century workforce needs; and facilitating the implementation of extended STEM learning times on school sites. Requires grantees to conduct periodic independent evaluations of their effectiveness in accomplishing those activities. Prohibits the Secretary from:
(1) endorsing or approving any STEM curriculum designed for use in an elementary school, secondary school, or institution of higher education; or
(2) requiring a state, local educational agency, or school to adopt a specific STEM program or instructional materials.

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