STEM ed policy, the next wave from DC
September 16, 2010 12:28 PM Subscribe
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Three years after the National Academies (US) report Rising Above the Gathering Storm
outlined eroding science and technology "advantages," the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST
) released today an outline for the development of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education: Prepare and Inspire (executive report
Also released today, the National Science Foundation's report Preparing the Next Generation of STEM Innovators
. Both reports focus on the development of human capital and both look for ways of widening the pipeline for those identified with early talent.
These should be all the talk at the Inaugural USA Science & Engineering Festival
, with an expo in October on the National Mall. Hopefully this amounts to a set of new directions for post-NCLB education policy, though you can revisit A Nation at Risk
if you want to benchmark of what can be done in a quarter century.