H.R. 3373 STEM Education Innovation Act of 2011
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Bill Number: H.R. 3373
Title: STEM Education Innovation Act of 2011
Author: Honda (CA-15) 20 Co-sponsors
Introduced: 11/4/11: Referred to House Education and Workforce
The bill would:
- Create an Office of STEM Education in the Department of Education. The Assistant Secretary of STEM Education will integrate, coordinate and improve the Department’s K-12 and higher education STEM educational efforts and regularly consult with stakeholders, research professionals, industry and businesses in STEM-related fields to ensure a competitive American workforce is being developed.
- Institute a State Consortium on STEM education to bring together a group of states to take the lead in shaping educational STEM best practices, in addition to developing strategies to increase participation of underrepresented populations in STEM disciplines.
- Establish the Education Innovation Project, which will promote the development of transformational technologies for the classroom by providing grant funding to outside entities—including for-profit companies, foundations, nonprofits and institutions of higher learning—to develop educational technology innovations that will be paramount for STEM education and the greater educational community.
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