House Education and the Workforce Committee

26 Jun 2017

Experiential, work-based career and technical education programs are receiving attention from policymakers and leaders in the scientific community as an emerging vehicle for STEM education, including through the Perkins reauthorization bill, a new National Science Board initiative on the skilled technical workforce, and ongoing programs at federal science agencies.

11 Dec 2015

The major new K-12 education law, which replaces the much-maligned No Child Left Behind, will strengthen federal support for STEM education at the nation’s public elementary and secondary schools through new funding streams and the creation of a new STEM teacher leadership corps.

8 Apr 1999

The authorizing committee in the House for Department of Education programs, including those focusing on science and math education, is the House Committee on Education and the Workforce. In addition to the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation also funds programs in science and math education; its authorizing committee is the House Science Committee. Below is the roster for the House Committee on Education and the Workforce for the 106th Congress.

13 Dec 2002

Many interested organizations joined together last month at a summit addressing the size, training and capacity of the nation's science and engineering (S&E) workforce. Representatives from at least 40 scientific and engineering societies, government agencies, think tanks and professional associations gathered for a day and a half to present their views at this "Pan-organizational Summit on the U.S. S&E Workforce," sponsored by the National Academies' Government-University-Industry Research Roundtable.

20 Nov 2002

Data on the nation's science and engineering (S&E) workforce, from the National Science Board's "Science and Engineering Indicators: 2002," are highlighted in this FYI and the previous one, FYI #126.

20 Nov 2002

The nation's need for highly-trained workers to fill 21st century jobs, and its capacity to produce such a skilled workforce, are frequently discussed topics for policymakers and the science community alike. In order to consider future needs, it can be instructive to look at current information. An entire chapter of the National Science Board's "Science and Engineering Indicators: 2002" is devoted to recent data (through 1999) on the science and engineering (S&E) workforce.

11 Oct 2002

"Is the United States developing the human capital to remain the world's most productive economy while at the same time meeting a formidable new national security threat?" This question is posed in a new report, "The Quiet Crisis: Falling Short in Producing American Scientific and Technical Talent." The report indicates that the U.S. is not doing what is needed to develop the necessary S&T workforce for the future, and calls for greater efforts to increase the representation of women and minorities in the fields of science, engineering and technology.

12 Aug 2002

As the August congressional recess approached, subcommittees of the House Science Committee were active, holding oversight hearings on a number of programs and agencies under their jurisdiction. On July 18, the Space and Aeronautics Subcommittee investigated concerns that, in the future, NASA will not have the S&T workforce it needs to fulfill its mission. U.S.

10 Oct 2003

The President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) met in September to review work in progress on information technology, the science and engineering workforce, and nanotechnology. Final reports are scheduled to be released in coming months.

11 Jul 2003

Three recent hearings of the House Science Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics are summarized below:


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