H.R. 6517 (112th): STEM Network Act

Sep 21, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Michael “Mike” Honda
Representative for California's 15th congressional district
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Sep 21, 2012
7 pages

This bill was introduced on September 21, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 21, 2012
Referred to Committee Sep 21, 2012
Full Title

To direct the Secretary of Education to make grants to State-based STEM networks to expand STEM education.


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6 cosponsors (6D) (show)

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STEM Network Act - Directs the Secretary of Education to award matching grants to state-based STEM networks or similar organizations to increase elementary and secondary school students' achievement in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines, particularly in rural and low-income schools.
Includes among grant uses:
testing, sharing, and scaling up STEM education research, promising practices, and exemplary programs; identifying state STEM education weaknesses and prioritizing strategies to address them; implementing rigorous common STEM education content standards; developing and implementing innovative STEM assessments; promoting and developing pre- and in-service STEM teacher training; developing STEM career pathways and workforce education and training programs that reflect 21st century workforce needs; and facilitating the implementation of extended STEM learning times on school sites.
Requires grantees to conduct periodic independent evaluations of their effectiveness in accomplishing those activities.
Prohibits the Secretary from: (1) endorsing or approving any STEM curriculum designed for use in an elementary school, secondary school, or institution of higher education; or (2) requiring a state, local educational agency, or school to adopt a specific STEM program or instructional materials.

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