Anne Jolly recently wrote a blog post on MiddleWeb about the inclusion of STEM and the arts in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). See the post in its entirety here: Will ESSA & STEM Make a Happy Marriage? Below is one of the paragraphs.
On December 10, 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) became the USA’s new federal education law. Many experts and advocates proclaim this legislation as a huge win for STEM. The law, which mentions STEM over 100 times, provides new funding streams for K-12 STEM education and gives states and districts new directions and opportunities to support integrated science, technology, engineering, and math education.
The blog post outlines several of the provisions of the law, and discusses possible implications for school districts.