STEM education - University

The annual spending law for FY 2016 modestly increases funding for the Department of Education and National Science Foundation, but the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education programs within the Department and Foundation are getting mostly flat funding.

23 Dec 2015

The annual spending legislation for FY 2016 would increase spending at the National Science Foundation by 1.6 percent over FY 2015 levels and provide direction to the agency on matters including research grant transparency, the replicability of scientific research, technology transfer, the future of supercomputing, astronomical sciences facilities and STEM education.

17 Dec 2015

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, the longest-serving member of President Obama’s Cabinet, announced on October 2 that he will resign in December, clearing the path for new leadership for the cabinet-level department.

9 Oct 2015

President Obama yesterday signed into law the STEM Education Act of 2015.

8 Oct 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s report for the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, now released to the public, recommends a 1.6 percent funding increase for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in FY 2016.  The committee report is the key document that details the Senate approp

17 Jun 2015

The Senate Appropriations Committee’s report for the FY 2016 Commerce, Justice, Science Appropriations bill, now released to the public, recommends flat funding for the National Science Foundation (NSF) in FY 2016.  The committee report is the key document that details the Senate appropriators’ specific recommendations for

17 Jun 2015

The Administration’s FY 2016 request for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education is based on recommendations from several reports from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology in addition to the 2013 Federal STEM Education Five Year Strategic Plan.

6 Feb 2015

While the past decade has seen dramatic declines in the production of physics bachelor's degrees, enrollment in graduate physics programs, and conferment of master's and PhD degrees, some of these indicators seem to be leveling off. Two surveys conducted by the American Institute of Physics' Statistical Resource Center look at recent trends in physics enrollment and degree production.

20 Oct 2000

"Science education standards allow everyone to move in the same
direction, with the assurance that the risks they take in the name
of improving science education will be supported by policies and
practices throughout the system." 
      --Draft National Science Education Standards

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16 Dec 1994

Last week saw action in both the House and the Senate on several K-12 education bills. There are a number of bills now in various stages of the legislative process that would affect federal support for education in different ways. The Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations bills, which fund many departments and agencies in addition to the Department of Education, are caught up in budget and ideological battles, and the education programs are currently funded under a continuing resolution.

27 Oct 1999

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