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Nov. 21 ED STEM briefing: The STEM Opportunity Index The next STEM

Nov. 21 ED STEM briefing: The STEM Opportunity Index The next STEMbriefing on November 21, 2pm-3pm, at the Department will feature theinteractive STEM Opportunity Index produced by the National Math-Science Initiative. The Index is based on the STEM Framework for Success which isa collection of

Presidential Council of Advisors on Science & Technology On October 22,the President Trump signed an executive order

* [] launching the Presidents Council of Advisors on Science and Technology(PCAST) and announced the first wave of seven members. PCAST will include16 total members in addition to the Chair, Dr. Kelvin K. Droegemeier,Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). PCAST is

From Risk to Opportunity: After school Programs Keep Kids Safe

report shows that the peak in juvenile crime on school days occurs between2-6 p.m. and provides powerful examples of afterschool programs making apositive difference in young peoples lives, and lifts up law enforcementvoices who see the influence programs can have in their community. Thehours immediately

The Office of Educational Technology, in partnership with Digital Promise

Ed Tech Spotlights *, reviewed research literature on how technology canenrich STEM learning. They found nine ways that technology can helpstudents engage with these subjects which are highlighted in this newlyreleased report from the U.S. Department of Education InnovationSpotlights: Nine Dimensions for Supporting Powerful STEM

STEM learning Ecosystems

STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice* The 68+ STEM Learning Ecosystems Community of Practice (SLECoP) met in Cleveland, OH with over 400 in attendance. The SLECoP team members participated in peer to peer learning and top-notch plenary sessions. I was fortunate to present alongside a

Lights On Afterschool 20th Annivarsary

Lights On Afterschool 20th Anniversary *The Afterschool Alliancecelebrated its 20th year of Lights On Afterschool with more than 10,000events honoring the 10 million young people served in afterschool programsacross the country.Highlights of the event can be found here []. State by state data can be

The Department issued $123 million in new grant awards to 41 school districts,

The Department issued $123 million in new grant awards to 41 school districts, nonprofit organizations and state educational agencies across the United States as part of the *Education Innovation and Research (EIR) *program. See recipients here [ ].

New Jacob K. Javits Gifted & Talented Student Education Program Awards

Education Secretary DeVos announced $4,047,789 for fiscal year 2019 grant awards which recently resulted in making 10 new awards as part of theJacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Education (Javits) Program. Thesegrants provide funding to carry out a coordinated program ofevidence-based research, demonstration projects, innovative

Educating for American Democracy

blends a liberal arts education with civic education top repare 21st century leaders for American and international affairs,balancing study of classic ideas with outside-the-classroom learning experiences. The School also provides civic education programs such as apodcast (Keeping It Civil), the Arizona Constitution Project, and theCivic

Health Resources and Services Administration

The October 2019 MSI e-Bulletin, developed and distributed by the Health Resources and Services Administration, Office of Health Equity, is nowavailable.This issue of the MSI e-Bulletin includes important information about becoming an organ, eye, and tissue donor; recognition of Native American Heritage Month during the