Washington STEM informs critical policy decisions

Washington STEM is the go-to resource for Washington policymakers at the state and federal level. We provide non-partisan policy recommendations, inspiring stories of STEM in action, top facts, and actionable insights of what works here in Washington. 

Washington STEM informs critical policy decisions

Washington STEM is the go-to resource for Washington policymakers at the state and federal level. We provide non-partisan policy recommendations, inspiring stories of STEM in action, top facts, and actionable insights of what works here in Washington. 

We work with communities across the state to develop our state policy agenda to ensure state investments and policies drive the best outcomes for Washington’s students and economy.

Our work has resulted in:

  • creation of the Governor’s Task Force on career connected learning and statewide funding for career connected learning
  • creation of the Governor’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance
  • adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards
  • increased access to computer science education and Washington state allowing Advanced Placement Computer Science to count as a math or science credit towards graduation
  • increased opportunities for STEM postsecondary degrees and support to expand Washington State Opportunity Scholarship eligibility to students seeking technical degrees or certificates
  • introduction of STEM into early learning
  • funding to support Washington MESA’s programs supporting students of color and additional funding to build STEM classrooms.

We also bring together education, business, and community leaders from across the state at our annual STEM Summit to share innovations and solutions while inspiring action. See the full list.

Reimagining STEM offers pragmatic, nonpartisan recommendations to improve STEM teaching and learning for all students. We work with our STEM Networks, policymakers, and other education advocates to bring creative solutions that will strengthen our state’s education system and, with it, future generations of young Washingtonians.

Washington STEM is part of a national movement advancing STEM education, including 100kin10, Change the Equation, and STEMx.

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