Putting the STEM in No Child Left Behind:

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in the Miller-McKeon Discussion Draft

Friday, September 21, 2007, 12:00 -1:30 p.m.
Rayburn House Office Building, B354

Summary

Science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education has been a front-and-center issue in the 110th Congress, as evidenced by the passage earlier this year of major legislation to enhance U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. As the House Education and Labor Committee proceeded with imminent plans to reauthorize the sweeping No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, a significant portion of the debate focused on aspects of testing, standards, teacher professional development and other matters that have a strong effect on student achievement in the critical STEM fields. The briefing explored the science, technology and engineering, and mathematics-related provisions contained in the Miller-McKeon discussion draft and examined how proposed changes might affect the current law.

Congressional Hosts

House STEM Education Caucus, Co-Chairs: Representative (now Senator) Mark Udall (D-CO) and Representative Vern Ehlers (R-MI)

Co-Sponsors

Speakers

Gerry Wheeler
moderating
Executive Director, National Science Teachers Association,
James Brown Manager, Legislative Affairs, American Chemical SocietyPatti Curtis Managing Director, Washington Office, Museum of Science - BostonJames Rubillo Executive Director, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics