S.619 - STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Udall, Tom [D-NM] (Introduced 03/17/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||03/17/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
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Summary: S.619 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (03/17/2011)
STEM Support for Teachers in Education and Mentoring (STEM) Act or STEM 2 Act - Amends the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to direct the Secretary of Education to award competitive planning grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, nonprofit organizations, or institutions of higher education to develop effective state or tribal science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) networks that coordinate STEM education efforts by: (1) facilitating communication and collaboration among public and private STEM stakeholders, and (2) identifying STEM occupational skills needed in the future.
Directs the Secretary to award competitive grants to states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, or nonprofit organizations to develop, implement, and evaluate STEM education training programs for teachers and administrators in elementary, middle, and secondary schools.
Requires the Secretary to establish a national panel to identify and recommend the most effective STEM curricula models for kindergarten through grade 12.