Rep. Honda to Author New STEM Education Bill
On Tuesday, April 3, Rep. Mike Honda (D-CA) wrote a post entitled, “Helping Our Students Thrive in a High-Tech Environment,” for The Hill’s Congress Blog. In the article, Honda applauds President Obama’s call to produce 1 million more STEM graduates over the next ten years. He also discussed the bill that he introduced last winter, the STEM Education Innovation Act of 2011 (H.R. 3373), and how it addresses the STEM education deficit at the federal, state, and local levels. In addition, Honda announced that he is developing an additional STEM education bill to be introduced later this year that will focus on teacher preparation. The legislation will be designed especially to help elementary and middle school teachers develop competencies in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teaching. Read Honda’s full blog post on thehill.com.