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Reimagining STEM Across the Nation

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Washington STEM is a leader in the movement to advance STEM education, partnering with local and national groups, and a growing multistate network. Our goal is to lead the STEM charge in Washington State, and serve as a model for innovative thinking and action for STEM organizations nationwide.


Washington STEM is a founding member of STEMx, a multistate network for the states, by the states dedicated to improving STEM education. Today, STEMx is a nationwide coalition of 21 member states. It provides a platform for states to share and spread best practices aimed at increasing student achievement in STEM; expanding the capacity, number and diversity of high-quality STEM educators; and mobilizing states and communities to advocate for STEM. STEMx is managed by BattelleEd, a venture of Battelle, which builds and manages STEM innovations and networks. Dig Deeper


Washington STEM is proud to partner with STEMConnector, a one-stop shop for STEM advocates with town halls, special projects, social media, and more. Their online hub provides best practices including state report cards and STEMdaily, a STEM news curation delivered to your inbox and featured on our website. Read More


Washington STEM is a partner with 100Kin10. 100Kin10 unites the nation's top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies, and government agencies to train and retain 100,000 excellent STEM teachers to educate the next generation of innovators and problem solvers. Read More

Common Core State Standards

The new K-12 Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language Arts – adopted by Washington and 45 other states – foster critical thinking, teach STEM concepts and applications, and prepare students for college and careers after they graduate high school. Read More

Next Generation Science Standards

The Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are K–12 science content standards. Standards set the expectations for what students should know and be able to do. The NGSS were developed by states (including Washington) to improve science education for all students. Read More

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