July 26, 2017 | Understanding ESSA

New Resources on Local Engagement and Advancing STEM Opportunities

Education First released a report on states’ efforts to advance opportunities in STEM education under ESSA. The report concluded that while plans did not largely focus on STEM innovation, there were four main policies that continuously appeared. States are including state science assessment results, career and technical education indicators, and Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate indicators in accountability systems, as well as requiring or encouraging STEM elements in 21st Century Community Learning Center grants.

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