White House Issues Strategic Plan for STEM Education

On December 4, the White House issued a five-year strategic plan for STEM education, Charting a Course for Success, America’s Strategy for STEM Education. It includes a vision for the future and a call to action for collaboration among STEM stakeholders nationwide.

The plan describes three goals for stakeholders: Goal 1: Build Strong Foundations for STEM Literacy; Goal 2: Increase Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM; and Goal 3: Prepare the STEM Workforce for the Future.

The plan suggests pathways and objectives for federal agencies to follow in the coordination and development of their STEM programs over the next five years.

All stakeholders are encouraged to focus on activities to help achieve the goals outlined in the strategic plan.

The plan was collaboratively developed by the National Science and Technology Council Committee on STEM Education and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (fact sheet and blog post).

Read the full report here: https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/STEM-Education-Strategic-Plan-2018.pdf