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Executive Office of the President, 2018
Since the founding of the Nation, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) have been a source of inspirational discoveries and transformative technological advances, helping the United States develop the world's most competitive economy and preserving peace through strength. The pace of innovation is accelerating globally, and with…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Literacy, Student Diversity, Equal Education
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Bouffard, Suzanne – Learning Professional, 2019
Delia Pompa's distinguished career in education policy has focused on the needs of immigrant students and English learners. She is a senior fellow for education policy at the Migration Policy Institute and was previously senior vice president for programs at the National Council of La Raza (now UnidosUS) and director of education for the…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Teacher Role, Faculty Development
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Shaughnessy, Michael F.; Barnes, Bryan – Gifted Education International, 2019
Michael F. Shaughnessy is currently Professor of Educational Studies at Eastern New Mexico University in Portales, New Mexico. Bryan Barnes is a graduate student in Speech Language Pathology at Eastern New Mexico University and is pursuing a Master's degree in that field. In this article, Shaughnessy, and Barnes, offer up a reflective conversation…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Leadership Training, Student Leadership, Social Responsibility
Executive Office of the President, 2013
Given that many jobs of the future will be STEM jobs, that our K-12 system is "middle of the pack" in international comparisons, and that progress on STEM education at multiple levels is critical to building a just and inclusive society, there is an urgent need to continue to improve STEM education in the United States. Much knowledge…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Strategic Planning, Educational Improvement, Goal Orientation
Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, 2019
The 2020 Budget builds off the foundation of the President's previous budgets and provides an avenue toward spending restraint. The Budget meets the President's directive on spending reductions by agency, proposing over $2.7 trillion in spending reductions--more proposed spending reductions than any previous administration in history--and closing…
Descriptors: Federal Government, Budgets, Expenditures, Public Agencies
Alper, Joe; Amato, Ivan – Executive Office of the President, 2010
The National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is the U.S. Government's crosscutting program that coordinates Federal research and development (R&D) activities in nanoscale science, engineering, technology, and related efforts among various participating agencies. The Federal Government launched the NNI in FY 2001 with an initial $500 million…
Descriptors: Economic Progress, Research and Development, Program Effectiveness, Federal Government
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Rennar-Potacco, Donna; Orellana, Anymir; Salazar, Andres – Quarterly Review of Distance Education, 2017
The low retention rates of students in science technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) and STEM-related majors threaten the ability of the United States to maintain its prominence in science and technology and meet economic demand (Executive Office of the President, President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, 2012). One…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, STEM Education, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
Executive Office of the President, 2016
As called for in the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) released, in May of 2013, the Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Education 5- Year Strategic Plan (Strategic Plan). As required by the Act, this report includes…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Strategic Planning, Federal Legislation, Educational Research
Anderson, Alan – Executive Office of the President, 2011
The United States has long thrived as a result of its ability to manufacture goods and sell them to global markets. Manufacturing activity has supported its economic growth, leading the Nation's exports and employing millions of Americans. The manufacturing sector has also driven knowledge production and innovation in the United States, by…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Leadership, Innovation, Public Policy
US Senate, 2016
This hearing is the fourth in the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions' series examining issues in postsecondary education in anticipation of reauthorization of the Higher Education Act. Accreditation's role is to help ensure an acceptable level of quality across a wide spectrum of American higher education. Under the Higher…
Descriptors: Accreditation (Institutions), Quality Assurance, Educational Quality, Educational Needs
Executive Office of the President, 2016
Schools should be safe, nurturing, and welcoming environments for all students. Frequently, exclusionary school discipline practices, which remove students from the classroom--even for minor infractions of school rules--through suspension or expulsion, prevent students from participating fully in their education. Suspensions, expulsions, and other…
Descriptors: School Safety, Discipline Policy, Suspension, Expulsion
Executive Office of the President, 2012
The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2013 directs the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to create an interagency committee under the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) to develop a 5-year Federal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education strategic plan that includes: (1) annual and long-term…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Investment, Research Committees, Federal Programs
Executive Office of the President, 2010
This report is prepared by the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) acting in its role as the President's Innovation and Technology Advisory Council (PITAC). This report fulfills PCAST's responsibilities under Executive Order 13539 and the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (Public Law 102-194) as amended by the…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Information Technology
Executive Office of the President, 2011
The National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) coordinates Federal programs and activities in support of STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education pursuant to the requirements of Sec. 101 of the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Federal Programs, Federal Aid, Public Agencies
Olson, Steve; Riordan, Donna Gerardi – Executive Office of the President, 2012
Economic projections point to a need for approximately 1 million more STEM professionals than the U.S. will produce at the current rate over the next decade if the country is to retain its historical preeminence in science and technology. To meet this goal, the United States will need to increase the number of students who receive undergraduate…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Undergraduate Study, College Graduates, Educational Attainment
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