STEM 2026: A Vision for Innovation in STEM Education

Together, the U.S. Dept. of Education and the American Institutes of Research convened experts and leaders in STEM areas of focus to discuss the ways in which approaches to STEM education can be improved or even radically changed in order to arrive at the best outcomes. This report is a result of these policy and practice recommendations and additional comprehensive research, synthesizing it into a readable and all-inclusive look at the possible future of STEM education.

No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State

The National Conference of State Legislatures prepared this report to highlight the troubling state of the current education system in the U.S. and how the nation's students are falling behind those of other countries. The report summarizes the key policies and factors which make other education systems more successful and recommends ways in which these ideas could be adopted and revised for widespread implementation at the state level in the U.S.

Most States Have Cut School Funding, and Some Continue Cutting

The Center on Budget Policy and Priorities recently conducted a comprehensive survey of state budget documents related to education funding across the nation. This report discusses the main takeaways from this survey, highlighting the fact that most states have drastically cut education funding to even below pre-recession levels and continue to seek further cuts.