Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, collectively known as STEM remain high on the list of priorities in education.
According to the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), the statistics, research, and evaluation arm of the U.S. Department of Education, improving STEM education is a national priority. Therefore, the DOE has invested approximately $174 million between 2003 and 2016. Although IES has made great progress, more research is still needed on how to improve STEM teaching and learning for all students. Thus far, the research shows that current levels of STEM achievement at the elementary and secondary levels suggest that the United States is neither preparing the general population with levels of mathematics and science knowledge necessary for the 21st century workplace, nor producing an adequate pipeline to meet national needs for domestic scientists and mathematicians.
In September, the president signed a memorandum calling for a $200 million boost to STEM education and computer science in K-12 schools. The memorandum is intended to help make STEM education a bigger priority for schools across the nation.
While there may still be many unknowns regarding the direction of education in the U.S., one thing is certain, STEM remains. The good news is EdGate's subject experts are ready and waiting to review and align your curriculum to STEM standards across the country. Our support will ensure that your content aligns to the most current standards available as well as identify gaps to help guide you with content development.