NCTM Supports Bipartisan Bill to Boost K-12 STEM Education
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is pleased to announce it has signed on in support of bipartisan legislation to modernize K-12 mathematics and STEM education in the United States.
The Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act, co-sponsored by Senators Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), would direct the National Science Foundation to provide grants for research and development efforts focused on modernizing mathematics in STEM education through mathematical and statistical modeling, including data-driven and computational thinking, problem, project, and performance-based learning and assessment, interdisciplinary exploration, and other purposes.
Along with NCTM, the bill is supported by the American Mathematical Society, Center for Innovation in Education, NS4ed, Data Science 4 Everyone, Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics, INFORMS, Consortium for Mathematics and its Applications, American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges, American Statistical Association, Association for Women in Mathematics, Mathematical Association of America, and The Learning Agency.Contact your Senator and encourage them to support S.2739 - Mathematical and Statistical Modeling Education Act.
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) is the public voice of mathematics education, supporting teachers to ensure equitable mathematics learning of the highest quality for each and every student through vision, leadership, professional development and research. As the world's largest organization dedicated to improving mathematics education in prekindergarten through grade 12, with members in every state and more than 230 Affiliates, NCTM is dedicated to ongoing dialogue and constructive discussion with all stakeholders about what is best for students and envisions a world where everyone is enthused about mathematics, sees the value and beauty of mathematics, and is empowered by the opportunities mathematics affords.