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ERIC Number: ED569158
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
A State Policymaker's STEM Playbook. Promising Practices
Zinth, Jennifer; Goetz, Tami
Education Commission of the States
Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) has captured the attention of state policymakers who are concerned about equitable access to high-quality educational experiences and preparing and inspiring students to pursue STEM careers. Yet in many states, STEM policymaking efforts have not achieved their intended return on investment because programs are missing one or more of three essential elements: (1) Statewide coordination or consolidation within a single statewide entity; (2) Adequate, reliable funding from year to year; and (3) Quality assurance or program evaluation. This Promising Practices in Education report highlights Utah as a case study for successfully enacting and implementing legislation that assures the presence of all three of the above components. The report also identifies other elements that contributed to the passage and implementation of Utah's efforts.
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States
Identifiers - Location: Utah