OVERVIEW: Research suggests that children who are excited about math by grade 4 have a significantly better chance to succeed academically and later pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). In honor of national math month, this event seeks to explore legislation and other initiatives that impact how students learn math, a fundamental skill required for them to compete for high-skilled, high-wage jobs and other opportunities.
HONORARY HOST: Congressman Hank Johnson (GA)
AUDIENCE: Our invited guests include Members of Congress and senior aides as well as Department of Education, National Science Foundation, and public school district representatives. We’ve also invited leading technology sector advocates.
TOPICS: (1) Teaching Math to Children As Infants, (2) Elementary and Secondary Education Act/No Child Left Behind reforms, and (3) Race to the Top/Common Core standards.
INVITED PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:
- STEM, Education Advisor to Senator Lamar Alexander
- STEM, Education Advisor to Senator Patty Murray
- Department of Education Representative
- National Science Foundation Representative
- Prince George’s County Public School Representative
- DC Public Schools Representative
- Google Representative
- Mathematical Association of America Representative
CONFIRMED SPONSORS: Council for Biotechnology Information & STEM4US!