On April 13, 2016, the United States Department of Education wrote a letter to the States that can give schools more federal funds that will enhance innovative science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for all students.
This letter can help with the equity and opportunity gaps for historically underserved students with STEM. For example, many students benefit from the federal funds in the U.S more then any other countries around the world. This letter can change a lot for student’s education and make help the course of a child’s life,” said U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. “We are committed to ensuring that all students have the same opportunities to access a rigorous and challenging education. This letter will help states and their school districts use their federal funds to close opportunity gaps and improve educational outcomes for all students.”
This letter to the States will be a great opportunity for the students who need the federal funding. Students who are unable to find a path in our changing economy will have the motivation and tools to move on, the federal funds will help them to move up. The STEM experiences will give students new achievement for 2016 to 2017. Students are supporting education in STEM, such as computer science, technology and engineering math.
This letter show ways to use federal funds: “Increase students’ equitable access to STEM courses and experiences, including out-of-school programs, STEM-themed schools and career pathways. Support educators’ knowledge and expertise in STEM disciplines through recruitment, preparation, support and retention strategies. Increase student access to materials and equipment needed to support inquiry-based pedagogy and active learning.”
All levels of government in America have a responsibility to invest in the education of young citizens. It is the hope for a stronger and more secure future. There are more information to learn about:
U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance for Schools on Leveraging Federal Funding to Support STEM Education