The STEM to STEAM movement gains congressional recognition- and bi partisan support !
reposted from http://www.artsactionfund.org/news/entry/huge-arts-education-win-in-congress-today
Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) successfully added an amendment today to the rewrite of the nation’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) legislation that will integrate the arts into STEM education (science, technology, engineering and math).
This is of particular significance because her amendment was unanimouslyadopted by voice vote by the joint House-Senate Conference Committee during today’s mark-up of the final ESEA bill. The bill next goes to the House and Senate for final (and likely) passage in early December before landing on the President’s desk.
After many years of anticipation, this bipartisan legislation will set new K-12 education policies impacting the nation’s 100,000 schools across the country.
Rep. Bonamici is the Co-Chair of the Congressional STEAM Caucus, a member of the House Education and Workforce Committee, and a proud recipient of Arts Action Fund PAC support.
Thanks to you and all of our members who signed our arts education petitions to Congress and to everyone who contributed to the Arts Action Fund PAC, which helps support Congressional arts champions like Suzanne Bonamici.
Nina Ozlu Tunceli
Arts Action Fund, Executive Director