April 7, 2010
Among the priorities for the House Committee on Science and Technology during the final session of the 111th Congress is reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act (Public Law 110-69; Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science). Enacted in 2007, this law authorizes programs and funding levels for the National Science Foundation, Department of Energy, NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), National Institutes of Standards and Technology, and NASA. Title VI of the law addresses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education.
As the committee and science stakeholders review and consider the next version of the America COMPETES Act, AIBS provided several suggestions for how the science education provisions might be reshaped to better leverage limited federal resources while also developing resources and educators prepared to help students learn about 21st-century science.
You can read AIBS's complete statement here.