Brought to you by the Afterschool STEM Hub, a project of the Afterschool Alliance, the Afterschool Lab Report is dedicated to continuously providing advocates with the tools they need to make the case for out-of-school time STEM learning. The Afterschool Lab Report is sent each quarter, and includes the latest policy updates, new resources, upcoming opportunities for advocacy, and new research in the field. Written by the subject area experts at the Afterschool Alliance, the Afterschool Lab report is your one-stop-shop for STEM education advocacy needs.
Who should subscribe?
Short answer: anyone with an interest in afterschool STEM education! While the tools are geared towards advocacy, our talking points, and communications materials can be used by anyone to effectively make the case about why afterschool STEM learning is important. If you run a program, build local or state systems, conduct research, or design policy, the Afterschool Lab Report has something for you.
- ESSA: Information on the submission of all state ESSA plans, plus details on the Strengthening Career and Technical Education for the 21st Century (H.R.) 2353), and the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
- Computer science: A reminder to take action for Computer Science Education week, the White House computer science memorandum, a new tech sector commitment to STEM, our new position statement on afterschool and computer science, and the CSforAll Summit in St. Louis, Mo.
- Research publications: The Growing Out-of-School Time Field (Information Age Publishing) and Career and College Exploration in Afterschool Programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM Ready America).
- In the field: A shout-out to approximately 8,000 participated in Lights On Afterschool events, and 2,400 STEM programs and events that were held across the country.
- New tools on the website: STEM Swamp messaging tools.
It is not too late to stay informed and sign up to receive the January edition of the Afterschool Lab Report to your inbox! You can also check out the past editions and the rest of the Afterschool STEM Hub website any time online.