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This database is made possible by your state's fiscal support of the Education Commission of the States (ECS). Most entries are legislative, although rules/regulations and executive orders that make substantive changes are included. Every effort is made to collect the latest available version of policies; in some instances, recent changes might not be reflected. For expediency purposes minimal attention has been paid to style (capitalization, punctuation) and format.

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State Status/Date Level Summary
WVIssued 07/2014P-12
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West Virginia Council on STEM
Executive Order 3 (EO 3)
Creates the West Virginia Council on STEM; sets membership at 12 (representatives are specified; appointed by the governor). Sets goals for the Council:
- Improve measurable STEM outcomes for students
- Improve STEM instruction by enhancing STEM education, STE...

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LAPassed 06/2014Postsec.Task Force on Formula-Based Funding for Medical and Health-Related Research
H.C.R. 134
Creates the Medical Education & Research Finance Work Group to provide findings and recommendations on a formula-based financing model to fund public institutions for graduate and professional medical education and biomedical and health-related research. Esta...

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OHSigned into law 06/2014P-12STEM Schools and STEM Committee
H.B. 362 - STEM Schools and STEM Committee
Pages 1-7, 13-14: Renames the STEM committee the "STEM committee of the department of education". Requires the committee to seek technical assistance from the Ohio STEM learning network throughout the process of accepting and evaluating proposals for schools t...

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LASigned into law 06/2014P-12
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Repealing the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP)
S.B. 149
Repeals the Louisiana Systemic Initiatives Program (LaSIP).
Bill text: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=913466&n=SB149%20Act
Fiscal note: http://www.legis.la.gov/legis/ViewDocument.aspx?d=910210&n=Fiscal%20Note%20-%20SB149%20Enrolled
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LAPassed 06/2014P-12Encouraging Implementation of STEM Recommendations
H.C.R. 156
Requests that the department of education and public school governing authorities implement certain measures based on the Louisiana Women's Policy and Research Commission's recommendations pertaining to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) educati...

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MNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Innovative Technology Cooperative Centers
H.F. 2397
Article 3
Section 23, Subd 1: Allows two or more school districts to enter into an agreement to establish an innovative cooperative center to provide for technology and other educational services upon the majority vote of each district's school board. Allows t...

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AKSigned into law 05/2014P-12STEM Program for Underserved Middle School Students
H.B. 278
Section 48. Allows the Department of Education and Early Development to award a grant to a nonprofit organization for a pilot project to expand science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education for underserved and unrepresented middle school students...

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TNSigned into law 05/2014P-12Encouraging STEM
S.B. 2460
Requires a biennial survey of LEAs and public charter schools by the department of education to find programs that encourage and support the study of STEM fields by pre-K-12 students.
http://www.capitol.tn.gov/Bills/108/Bill/SB2460.pdf...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12STEM Course Eligible to Meet Competencies
S.B. 1653
Adds a STEM course to the list of eligible courses to meet the mathematics and science sets of academic competencies. The Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education is to be consulted if the
courses are offered at a technology center school distr...

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OKSigned into law 04/2014P-12Oklahoma--A STEM State of Mind Program
S.B. 1181
Creates the Oklahoma--A STEM State of Mind Program. Provides criteria for designation as a STEM community or STEM region. Outlines the process for designation.
http://webserver1.lsb.state.ok.us/cf_pdf/2013-14%20ENR/SB/SB1181%20ENR.PDF...

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WASigned into law 04/2014Community CollegeEducation Budget - STEM for Under Represented Students
S.B. 6002
From Legislative Budget Notes publication:

STEM FOR UNDER-REPRESENTED STUDENTS - National Science Foundation funding, due to expire in 2014, is replaced with state funding to continue the Mathematics Engineering Science Achievement (MESA) Community College P...

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WASigned into law 04/2014P-12Career and Technical Course Equivalencies
S.B. 6552
From bill analysis:
**Sections 101-104. Career and Technical Course Equivalencies -- The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), in consultation with one or more technical working groups, is directed to develop curriculum frameworks for a s...

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NHIssued 04/2014P-12Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education
E.O. 2014-01
Creates the governor's task force on science, technology, engineering and math education. Defines task force membership to include representatives from K-12 and postsecondary institutions. Mandates the task force to study and make recommendations to the govern...

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ORSigned into law 04/2014Postsec.Engineering Education
H.B. 4020
Transfers responsibility for analyzing biennial performance reviews prepared by the Engineering and Technology Industry Council (ETIC) from the Oregon University System (OUS) to the Chief Education Officer and the Oregon Education Investment Board (OEIB). Tran...

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UTSigned into law 04/2014P-12STEM Education
H.B. 150
Partially from bill summary: Adds members to the STEM Action Center Board. Allows the STEM Action Center Board ("board") to create a foundation to assist in developing and implementing programs to promote STEM education and implementing other STEM education ob...

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UTSigned into law 03/2014Postsec.Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Governing Authority
S.B. 62
Requires the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) governing authority to lease certain science and technology buildings to Utah State University and the University of Utah. Requires that written performance standards and expectations be written for eac...

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ORSigned into law 08/2013P-12
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STEM Investment Council and Grant Program
H.B. 2636
Establishes the STEM Investment Council which is under the direction of the Oregon Education Investment Board (whose powers and duties will be jointly transferred to the state board of education and state board of higher education on March 15, 2016) for the pu...

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MEVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 07/2013P-12Enhancing STEM to Meet Workforce Needs
S.P. 393
An Act To Achieve Economic Growth by Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education and To Meet Workforce Needs. Provides one-time funds to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Council to carry out the duties of the counci...

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WASigned into law 07/2013Postsec.Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation
H.B. 1866
From fiscal note: Includes the Joint Center for Aerospace Technology Innovation among the recipients of the Economic Strategic Reserve Account. Delays termination of the Center until July 1, 2020 and extends
the provisions repealing the Center until July 1, 2...

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ORSigned into law 07/2013P-12Strategic Investment in STEM (Section 4)
H.B. 3232 - Strategic Investment in STEM
Establishes the Connecting to the World of Work Program to increase student proficiency in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Receiving of funds depends on whether the dollars will support
(1) Collaboration in advancing state educational...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Computer Science Education
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: Computer Science Education - Funding is provided for grants to improve and expand access to computer science education. The grant program supports computer science professionals serving as co-instructors for Advanced Placement Computer Scie...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Budget - Mobius Science Center
S.B. 5034
From bill analysis: The Mobius Science Center provides mobile outreach to provide hands-on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to students. Funding is provided to support expansion of outreach to students in rural, tribal, and lo...

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WASigned into law 06/2013P-12Comprehensive Initiative to Increase Learning Opportunities and Improve Educational Outcomes in STEM
H.B. 1872
Establishes the STEM education innovation alliance to advise the governor and to provide vision, guidance, assistance, and advice to support STEM initiatives.
Requires the STEM education innovation alliance to initiate its work by aligning and combining pre...

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IASigned into law 06/2013P-12
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Community College
Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network Program
H.F. 604
Appropriations bill, but includes various changes to the Statewide Work-Based Learning Intermediary Network Program, including modifying the purposes of the program and the duties of the steering committee, regional networks, and regional advisory councils for...

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AZSigned into law 06/2013Postsec.STEM Funding for Community Colleges
H.B. 2265
Renames the Capital Outlay Fund to the STEM and Workforce Programs Fund. Defines allowable STEM fund expenditures to include: business and educational institute partnerships; additional faculty for the expansion of course offerings; student services for the ex...

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TXSigned into law 06/2013P-12Advanced CTE and Applied STEM Courses in Graduation Requirements
H.B. 2201
Permits students to fulfill the 3rd and 4th math and science credits for the recommended and advanced high school programs by completing an advanced career and technical course (previously, students coupld substitute only a math course taken after taking Algeb...

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NVSigned into law 05/2013Postsec.STEM Council
S.B. 345
Charges council with developing a strategic plan for science, technology, engineering, and math to serve as a foundation for workforce development. Requires a survey of education programs to identify recommendations for the wider implementation of such program...

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NDSigned into law 05/2013P-12STEM Grants and Performance Measures for STEM
S.B. 2019
Requires the department of career and technical education to report performance measures of the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics program to the budget section during the 2013-14 interim, including the increase of science, technology, engineeri...

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IASigned into law 05/2013P-12
Community College
Community College Innovative Sharing Project
HF 454 - Dual Enrollment
Adds new subsection: 7A, establishing a district to community college innovative sharing project. A school district that collaborates with a community college to provide pupils enrolled in the school district's high school with a class that uses an activiti...

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WASigned into law 04/2013P-12
Community College
Aligning STEM or Career and Technical Education Programs with Applied Baccalaureate Programs
S.B. 5624
Subject to available funding, working with the state board for community and technical colleges to develop high-demand applied baccalaureate programs that align with high quality secondary science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs and career a...

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HIPassed 04/2013Postsec.RISE 21st Century After School Program
S.R. 94-13
Requests that the University Of Hawaii at Hilo establish a formal association with the RISE 21st Century After School Program. Requests that the University of Hawaii at Hilo establish the Keaukaha/Panaewa Hawaiian Homes after school program known as RISE (Reve...

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NDSigned into law 04/2013P-12
Community College
STEM grants
H.B. 1228
AN ACT to create and enact a new section to chapter 15-20.1 authorizing the department of career and technical education to accept gifts, grants, and donations for the purpose of providing grants relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ad...

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NDAdopted 04/2013P-12
Community College
STEM
S.C.R. 4015
A concurrent resolution urging the Department of Career and Technical Education to identify programs and initiatives in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, and identify opportunities for coordinated public and private sector partic...

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UTSigned into law 03/2013P-12
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Modification of Education-related Reporting Requirements
H.B. 285
Primarily from bill summary: Eliminates an annual report to the education interim committee on teacher quality, including teacher supply and demand. Eliminates an annual report to the education interim committee, the higher education appropriations subcommitte...

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CASigned into law 09/2012P-12California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science
A.B. 1663
Partially from bill summary: Amends methodology for establishing tuition fee for the California State Summer School for Mathematics and Science operated by the regents of the University of California. Requests the regents to set a tuition fee within a range th...

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CAAdopted 08/2012P-12STEM
A.R. 34
Resolves that the assembly continues to urge the development of summer camps, workshops, and after-school programs, and the extension of current grant and fellowship programs on the state and local levels,
to further the advancement of female students and work...

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HISigned into law 06/2012Postsec.Pacific International Space Center for Education Systems
H.B. 2873
Transfers the Pacific international space center for exploration systems (PISCES) from the University of Hawaii to the department of business, economic development, and tourism's office of aerospace development. Establishes a PISCES board of directors and prov...

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OHSigned into law 06/2012P-12STEM Schools
S.B. 316 - STEM Schools
Amends procedures for STEM committee awarding of grants to establish STEM schools. Permits the committee to authorize the establishment of a group of STEM schools operating from multiple facilities in one or more school districts under the direction of a singl...

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NHSigned into law 06/2012P-12Pre-Engineering Technology Curriculum and Advisory Council
H.B. 1389
Provides that the department of education shall encourage school districts to implement age-appropriate instruction and projects involving science, technology, engineering, and mathematics for students in kindergarten through grade 5. Tasks the pre-engineering...

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LAPassed 05/2012Postsec.Attracting and Graduating More Postsecondary Students in STEM Fields
S.R. 120
Request that the board of regents develop a strategy to attract more students to, and graduate more students from, the state's colleges and universities in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Resolves that the board submit a writte...

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IASigned into law 05/2012P-12Appropriations -- STEM Section
S.F. 2321
Adds a new section: 268.7 establishes a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) collaborative initiative at the University of Northern Iowa for purposes of supporting activities directly related to recruitment of preK-12 mathematics and scien...

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FLSigned into law 04/2012P-12
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K-20 STEM Education Plan
H.B. 7135 - K-20 STEM Education Plan
Directs the state board, in consultation with the baord of governors and the department of economic opportunity, to adopt a unified state plan to improve K-20 STEM education and prepare students for high-skill, high-wage, and high-demand employment in STEM and...

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KYSigned into law 04/2012P-12Funding to High School/Postsecondary STEM and Energy Fields Partnerships
S.B. 38 - Funding to High School/Postsecondary STEM and Energy Fields Partnerships
Section 9: Urges the council on postsecondary education is urged to provide additional funding to those postsecondary education institutions that have partnerships with high school seniors enrolled in STEM and energy fields. Page 16 of 16: http://www.lrc.ky.go...

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WASigned into law 03/2012P-12Lighthouse School Programs
S.B. 6041
Allows elementary schools to serve as lighthouse programs. Creates the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education lighthouse account. http://apps.leg.wa.gov/documents/billdocs/2011-12/Pdf/Bills/Session%20Laws/Senate/6041-S.SL.pdf...

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UTSigned into law 03/2012P-12
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Educational Program on the Use of Information Technology
H.B. 514
Directs the state board, Salt Lake Community College, and the Utah College of Applied Technology to provide for an educational program on the use of information technology, to be offered by high schools, Salt Lake Community College and the Utah College of Appl...

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ORSigned into law 03/2012P-12STEM Access and Success Task Force and Fund
H.B. 4056
Establishes the Task Force on STEM Access and Success for the purpose of encouraging students to study science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Establishes the STEM Fund in the State Treasury, separate and distinct from the General Fund. Funds are con...

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WASigned into law 12/2011P-12STEM
H.B. 2159
Requires the office of the superintendent of public instruction, subject to funds appropriated for the purpose, to allocate grants to: (1) high schools to implement a training program to prepare students for employment as entry-level aerospace assemblers; (2) ...

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WASigned into law 12/2011P-12Teacher Certification
H.B. 2160
Directs the professional educator standards board to revise standards for the elementary education endorsement and middle level and secondary mathematics and science teacher endorsements as well as other subject area endorsements with STEM-related components, ...

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ILSigned into law 08/2011Postsec.Diversity in Engineering Scholarship Program
H.B. 1256
Creates the Diversity in Engineering Scholarship Program. Defines ''targeted group member" as a person belonging to a class of race, color or sex, whose percent of the workforce within the Department of Transportation's professional classification that include...

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IAIssued 08/2011P-12STEM
Executive Order #74
Orders the the creation of the Governor's Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics ("STEM") Advisory Council in order to strengthen science, technology, engineering and mathematics education as part of providing a world-class education, encouraging inno...

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IASigned into law 07/2011P-12Online Advanced Placement Academy STEM Initiative
H.F. 645 - Multiple Sections
Establishes the Iowa online advanced placement academy science, technology, engineering, and mathematics initiative within the international center for talented and gifted education at the state university of Iowa, to deliver, with an emphasis on science, tech...

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TXAdopted 07/2011P-12Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Academies
19 TAC 102.1093
Establishes the requirements necessary for a school to be designated as a T-STEM Academy. Adopted as published in the May 6 Texas Register (pages 5-6 of 16): http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/pdf/backview/0506/0506prop.pdf...

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ILSigned into law 07/2011P-12Science and Mathematics Partnership School
S.B. 621
Permits 4 or more contiguous districts at least partially in the same municipality to jointly operate, through an institution of higher education located in the municipality, a a science and mathematics partnership school for serving some or all of grades K-8....

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OHSigned into law 06/2011P-12Funding for STEM School Facilities
H.B. 153 - Funding for STEM School Facilities
Permits the Ohio school facilities commission, upon receipt of a written proposal by the governing body of a STEM school, to provide funding to assist the STEM school in acquiring classroom facilities. Requires the STEM school to pledge at least a matching amo...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011P-12Applied STEM Courses
S.B. 1620
Defines an "applied STEM course" as a STEM course offered as part of a school district's career and technology education curriculum. Directs the state board to establish a process for the review and approval of applied STEM courses to satisfy the math and scie...

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TXSigned into law 06/2011Community College
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T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Program
H.B. 2910 - T-STEM Challenge Scholarship Program
Establishes the Texas Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (T-STEM) Challenge Scholarship program. Establishes initial and continuing student eligibility criteria, including that a student work no more than 15 hours a week for a business participa...

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MESigned into law 06/2011P-12
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Establishes the STEM Council
S.P. 490
Establishes the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Council to develop strategies for enhancing science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education from prekindergarten through postsecondary education. Specifically, the council must:...

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CASigned into law 04/2011P-12Partnership Academies in Clean Technology and Renewable Energy
S.B. 1
From bill summary: Requires the superintendent of public instruction to award grants to districts that propose to implement or maintain a partnership academy focused on employment in clean technology businesses and renewable energy businesses, and that provide...

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NDSigned into law 03/2011P-12
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Grants for Science or Technology Projects
S.B. 2289
Modifies the state department's program of grants for innovations in schools (science or technology projects or programs). Amount of grants is capped at $7,500 for K-12 level; at $20,000 for higher education. Allows the Department to require matching funds.
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VASigned into law 03/2011P-12VIP Incentive Program
H.B. 2172/S.B. 953
Requires the Board of Education to take into account in its guidelines for the Virginia Index of Performance program a school division's increase in enrollments and elective course offerings in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
http://lis.virg...

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VASigned into law 03/2011Postsec.
Community College
Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011
H.B. 2510/S.B. 1459
Establishes the Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011 for the purpose of fueling strong economic growth in the Commonwealth and preparing Virginians for the top job opportunities in the knowledge-driven economy of the 21st century. The bill provide...

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PAVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 11/2010P-12Science Technology Partnerships
H.B. 101 - Article XV-F
Codifies existing "Science in Motion" program. Authorizes the department to administer a grant program to higher education institutions that establish partnerships with schools or districts to provide for the lease or purchase of scientific or technical equipm...

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CAVetoed 09/2010Postsec.High Speed Train System and Assessment of Workforce Needs
S.B. 964
From bill summary: Requires the High-Speed Rail Authority to contract with the Employment Development Department to develop a labor market assessment of the workforce and identify the education and skills
needed for construction, operation and maintenance of t...

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CAVetoed 09/2010P-12STEM Education
S.B. 1444
From bill summary: Sets forth various legislative findings and declarations relating to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. Defines STEM education as courses or a sequence of courses that prepare pupils for occupations and caree...

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CASigned into law 08/2010P-12Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education
A.C.R. 88
Establishes, until January 1, 2014, the California Task Force on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education for the purpose of promoting the improvement of mathematics, science, engineering, and technology education across the state. Provides t...

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TNIssued 07/2010P-12STEM Innovation Network
Executive Order #68
Establishes the Tennessee STEM Innovation Network within the department of education and requires the department to undertake various STEM activities in coordination with local education agencies, including but not limited to teacher professional development a...

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NCSigned into law 07/2010P-12
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Education Cabinet to Prioritize STEM Fields
S.B. 1198
Requires the education cabinet to set as a priority an increase in the number of students earning postsecondary credentials in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) to reduce the gap between needed credentialed workers and avai...

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WISigned into law 04/2010P-12Act 215 - STEM Pilot Programs K-5
S.B. 437
Creates Section 119.315 to make schools that enroll pupils in grades K-5 eligible to apply for funding (if state or federal funding is available) to participate in a pilot program designed to develop innovative instructional programs in science, technology, en...

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VAIssued 03/2010Postsec.Establishing the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment
E.O. 9
Establishes the Governor's Commission on Higher Education Reform, Innovation and Investment. Directs the commission to consider the current state of public and private higher education in the state, and best practices in other states and countries. Directs the...

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WASigned into law 03/2010P-12STEM
H.B. 2621
Designates resource programs for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics instruction in K12 schools; requires the Superintendent of Public Instruction to designate schools to serve as resources and examples on how to combine a small, highly personali...

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MESigned into law 02/2010P-12
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Community College
STEM Strategic Plan
S.B. 677
Directs the state department of education to conduct a study to provide comprehensive baseline data to support state and local efforts to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics learning (STEM). The department must develop a strategic plan by ...

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DEIssued 01/2010P-12STEM Council
Exec. Order #15
Creates the Delaware STEM Education Council to (a) strengthen cross-disciplinary dialogue between teachers and stakeholders in STEM subjects; and (b) leverage the members' collective expertise regarding the STEM-based initiatives currently underway to identify...

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NYVetoed 10/2009Postsec.Academic Research Information Access Program
A.B. 7229
Creates the Academic Research Information Access (ARIA) Program. Directs the department of economic development, in cooperation with the state university of New York and the state board of regents, to establish contracts and licenses for the provision of propr...

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CASigned into law 10/2009P-12
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California Stem Cell and Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development Act of 2009
S.B. 471
Creates the Stem Cell and Biotechnology Education and Workforce Development Act of 2009. Establishes stem cell and biotechnology education and workforce development as a state priority and to promote stronger links among industry sectors, the state Institute f...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Two-Year Provisional License for Teaching in a STEM School
H.B. 1 - Section 3319.28
Amends provisions related to the two-year provisional educator license for teaching science, technology, engineering or math in grades 6-12 in a STEM school. Adds meeting all other requirements for a professional educator license to the requirements a provisio...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009P-12Partnership for Continued Learning
H.B. 1 - Section 3301.41, 3301.42, 3301.43, 3326.02, 3326.03, 3326.04, 3326.05, 3326.06, 3326.07, 33326.08, 3326.20, 3326.51
Sections 3301.41, 3301.42, and 3301.43: Repeals 3301.41, which established the partnership for continued learning (state's P-16/P-20 council). Repeals 3301.42, which established the duties of the partnership. Repeals 3301.43, which charged the partnership with...

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OHSigned into law 07/2009Postsec.Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
H.B. 1 - Section 3333.62, 3333.66
Section 3333.62: Amends selection criteria for postsecondary institutions' funding proposals for the choose Ohio first scholarship program, which supports undergraduate and/or graduate education for Ohio residents in STEM fields, medicine and STEM education (f...

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NCSigned into law 07/2009P-12
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Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission
S.B. 1069
Establishes the joint legislative Joining Our Businesses and Schools (JOBS) Study Commission to study issues related to economic development through instructional program frameworks that aid in the transition to postsecondary education and future careers, incl...

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UTAdopted 07/2009P-12MESA Funding Application Review Committee
R277-717-1
Changes the composition of the MESA Public Education Funding Application Review Committee in the definitions. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/bulletin/2009/20090515/32646.htm...

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MASigned into law 06/2009Postsec.Co-operative Engineer Program
S.B. 2087
Section 42: Permits the personnel administrator of the commonwealth to establish a co-operative engineer program and to enter into agreements with colleges of recognized standing in the commonwealth, including colleges with summer programs, that have a curricu...

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MOSigned into law 06/2009P-12STEM
H.B. 506
Requires the Governor to annually issue a proclamation declaring the third week of March as Math, Engineering, Technology, and Science Week.
http://house.mo.gov/content.aspx?info=/bills091/bilsum/truly/sHB506T.htm...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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Community College
Increasing Workforce in High-Demand and "Green" Occupations
H.B. 1935 and H.B. 3, Section 64
Establishes the Jobs and Education for Texans (JET) grant program and fund to award grants to public junior colleges and public technical institutes, and to eligible nonprofit organizations to:
(1) Develop or support nonprofit organizations' programs that pre...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009Postsec.
Community College
Engineering, Applied Science and Applied Technology
H.B. 2425
Authorizes private higher education institutions to participate in specified engineering recruitment programs, including one-week summer programs for middle and high school students, and scholarship programs for engineering students. Directs the higher educati...

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TXVetoed 06/2009P-12Loan Repayment for Math and Science Teachers
H.B. 518, Section 3
Beginning in the 2012-13 school year, directs the higher education coordinating board to assist in repaying the eligible student loans of certain undergraduates who agree to teach math or science in districts determined by the state education agency to have te...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
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STEM Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
S.B. 2262
Transfers 21.462, "Mathematics, Science and Technology Teacher Preparation Academies," to 61.0766. Allows a teacher with at least two years experience to participate in an academy program (prior legislation required eligible teachers to have at least five year...

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TXSigned into law 06/2009P-12
H.B. 3 - Section 61 and 63 (College Placement Testing and Math, Science Courses for High-Demand Occupations)
Section 61: Provides that a student who has completed a recommended or advanced high school program and demonstrated the performance standard for college readiness on the Algebra II and English III end-of-course assessments is exempt from the placement testing...

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MESigned into law 06/2009P-12STEM Initiatives Review
S.B. 412
Directs the Department of Education to collect information on science, technology, engineering and math initiatives in consultation with public and private partnerships, businesses, pilot projects and nonprofit and other organizations that are already working ...

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WVSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Creation of the Science and Research Council
H.B. 3229
Creates the Science and Research Council to increase the capacity of the state and higher education institutions to attract, implement and use cutting- edge, competitive research funds and infrastructure through the Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitiv...

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MDSigned into law 04/2009P-12Digital Content Access and Connecting STEM Content to Initiatives
S.B. 235
Establishes the MDK12 Digital Library for the purpose of providing access to digital content for K-12 students and educators, improving school library programs with digital technologies, and connecting digital content with State science, technology, engineerin...

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ARSigned into law 04/2009P-12Mobile Learning Technology Pilot Program
H.B. 1273
Creates the Mobile Learning Technology Pilot Program to provide for mobile learning in rural school districts; provides that each district participating in the program shall equip school buses with wireless Internet service and purchase a specified number of l...

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NMSigned into law 04/2009Postsec.Economic Development Partnerships and Rsch.
S.B. 205
Enacts the New Mexico Research Applications Act; provides for a nonprofit corporation to interact with business and government entities, universities, private foundations and national laboratories for the purpose of fostering economic development in the areas ...

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UTSigned into law 03/2009Postsec.Engineering, Computer Science and Related Technology Scholarship
S.B. 105
Changes the engineering, computer science and related technology student loan program to a scholarship program. Eliminates requirement that scholarship monies be used only at state system of higher education institutions that offer a four-year degree. Eliminat...

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OHAdopted 10/2008Postsec.Choose Ohio First Scholarship Program
OAC 3333-1-61, -61.1 thru -61.5
The Ohio innovation partnership, consisting of the choose Ohio first scholarship and the Ohio Research scholars program, aims to strengthen the state and its citizens to compete in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well...

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OHAdopted 10/2008Postsec.Research Scholars Program
OAC 3333-1-62, -62.1 thru -62.5
Proposes new rules regarding the Ohio Research Scholars Program. Provides general guidelines for proposals; objectives to be reflected in proposals; the review process; awards and agreements; and funding of the program. The Ohio innovation partnership, consist...

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CAVetoed 09/2008P-12digital technology training
A.B. 2471
Establishes the Digital Arts Studio Partnership and Workforce Program to train youth in digital technology skills. Requires the program to be administered by the Governor's office according to specified criteria and subject to the availability of private fundi...

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ILVeto overridden: legislature has overridden governor's veto 09/2008P-12
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Study of Current and Projected Shortages in Critical Occupations and Skill Sets
S.B. 2632
Subject to appropriation, requires the department of commerce and economic opportunity to conduct a study to identify current and projected shortages in critical occupations and specific skill sets within businesses and industries, and to devise strategies to ...

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OHAdopted 09/2008P-12Temporary Teaching Permits, Provisional Licenses for STEM School Teachers
OAC 3301-23-41, -24-15
Creates forty hour temporary teaching permit for qualified nonlicensed individuals. Amends qualifications for temporary teaching permit for nonlicensed individuals. Adds rule creating two-year provisional educator license for STEM schools.
Twelve- or forty-hou...

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UTAdopted 09/2008P-12Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program
R277-492
Creates new R277-492 administering the Utah Science Technology and Research (USTAR) Initiative Centers Program. Establishes components that must be included in a district or charter school proposal for a USTAR grant award. Defines state board/office of educati...

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NHSigned into law 06/2008P-12Pre-Engineering Curriculum
H.B. 1282
Expands the Department of Education's pre- engineering technology curriculum in public schools program for students in specified grades interested in engineering careers; removes digital electronics and computer integrated manufacturing from the course require...

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KYSigned into law 04/2008P-12
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STEM
S.B. 2
Defines "Advanced science and mathematics" as Advanced Placement (AP) biology, calculus, chemistry, computer science, environmental science, and physics, and International Baccalaureate (IB) biology, chemistry, computer science, environmental systems, mathemat...

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UTSigned into law 03/2008P-12Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative Centers Program
S.B. 2 - Section 22
Establishes the Utah Science Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) Centers Program to provide a financial incentive for charter schools and school districts to adopt programs that result in a more efficient use of human resources and capital facilities.

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OHIssued 10/2007Postsec.Research Scholars Program
Executive Order No. 34S
(Executive Order 2007-33) Suspends normal rulemaking procedures and makes the rules governing the administration of the Research Scholars Program effective as of October 30, 2007. The Research Scholars Program is the program through which the chancellor may m...

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OHSigned into law 10/2007P-12STEM
H.B. 119 - STEM Provisions
Establishes the STEM Subcommittee of the Partnership for Continued Learning; sets governance; authorizes the subcommittee to accept proposals and approve grants to up to five STEM schools that will serve any of grades 6-12 to open for instruction in FY 2009.re...

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MAIssued 08/2007P-12
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Community College
The Readiness Project
Executive Order No. 489
Establishes the Readiness Project to develop a plan to implement fundamental and systemic reforms to public education in the Commonwealth over the next ten years. The project will have three chairs appointed by the Governor. 

The plan will include recommenda...

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AZSigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Higher ed. finance, STEM student loan
H.B. 2791
Relates to establishment of new campuses of the State University System; implements the FY 2007-08 higher education budget; relates to capital projects of, and contracting by, entities of the State Board of Higher Education; expands the tribal community colleg...

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FLSigned into law 06/2007P-12
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Workforce and Career Preparation
S.B. 1232
Creates the State Career and Professional Education Act to improve academic performance and to respond to workforce needs; requires a school district to develop strategic plans to address and meet local and regional workforce needs and to establish a career an...

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HISigned into law 06/2007Postsec.Office of Aerospace Development
S.B. 907
Eliminates references to the Office of Space Industry. Creates the Office of Aerospace Development to coordinate space activities and identify and promote opportunities for expanding and diversifying aerospace-related industries in the state, which may include...

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HISigned into law 05/2007P-12Career/Technical Education and STEM
S.B. 885 (Section 1-10)
Directs the department of education to establish and administer a career and technical education program that meets the requirements of the federal Perkins Act of 2006.  Provides the department's program may include:
     (1)  Pathway programs of study, includ...

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TXSigned into law 05/2007P-12Summer Program for Potential Engineering Students
H.B. 2978
Requires the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to design and administer a one-week summer program to take place on campuses that offer engineering degree programs
and establish and administer a degree scholarship program for students who graduate with ...

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COSigned into law 05/2007P-12After-school Science and Math Programs
H.B. 1243
Establishes the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics ("STEM") after-school education pilot grant program ("grant program") in the office of economic development. Allows a provider that coordinates STEM after-school education programs to apply for ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Education of Students in High Demand Fields
S.B. 5731
Establishes a committee on the education of students in high demand fields. The committee consists of: (1) two members of the House of Representatives; (2) two members of the Senate; (3) one person representing the Higher Education Coordinating Board; (4) one ...

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WASigned into law 04/2007P-12
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GET Ready for Math and Science Scholarship Program
H.B. 1779
Establishes the GET ready for math and science scholarship program. The purpose of the program is to provide scholarships to students who achieve level four on the mathematics or science portions of the tenth grade Washington assessment of student learning or ...

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NMVetoed 04/2007Postsec.
Community College
Broaden University Research and Development
H.B. 900
Broadens the scope of university research and economic development. Forges links between New Mexico's educational institutions, business and industrial communities and government through the development of research parks on university property. Engages in othe...

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ARSigned into law 04/2007P-12STEM
H.B. 1682
Makes an appropriation to the State Science and Technology Authority for the STEM Coalition for the research and development of a plan concerning the improvements of laboratory facilities and enhanced learning environmentals for the teaching of science, techno...

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NMSigned into law 04/2007P-12
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Alliance for Underrepresented Students
S.B. 422
Creates the Alliance for Underrepresented Students at New Mexico State University. The purposes of the alliance are to: (1) promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and retention at the undergraduate and graduate level for unde...

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UTSigned into law 04/2007Postsec.Commercialization of State College/University Developed Technologies
H.B. 125
Modifies the recognized purposes of the Centers of Excellence Act to include facilitating the transition of research generated technologies from the state's colleges and universities into industry to grow and expand the state's economy; provides that, in addit...

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ARSigned into law 03/2007P-12
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Economic development
H.B. 2414
Provides for the promotion of economic development by creating a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fund to increases the state's ability to compete for jobs in the twenty-first century; provides the fund is created for the purpose of retaining, recrui...

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UTSigned into law 02/2007Postsec.Electrical Engineers Partnership
S.B. 53
Provides for an engineering partnership between Weber State University and Utah State University to meet the demand for electrical engineers in the state, including the demand at Hill Air Force Base, and appropriates funds for the partnership. http://le.utah.g...

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MEIssued 12/2006Postsec.
Community College
Governor's Council on Jobs, Innovation, and the Economy
EXECUTIVE ORDER 23 FY 06/07
Establishes the Governor's Council on Jobs, Innovation, and the Economy to:

1. Develop a recommended action plan for moving the state forward on the innovation-focused and cluster development activities that will define the state's investment strategies.
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HISigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Community College
International Business and Technology Incubator Program
S.B. 2036
Appropriates funds to provide the necessary start-up funding to operate an international business and technology incubator program and to enable state residents to acquire the bilingual language skills, technology, and marketing necessary to implement an incub...

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DEIssued 06/2006P-12
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Delaware Science and Technology Council
EXECUTIVE ORDER NOS. 88 and 93
Executive Order No. 88 establishes the Delaware Science and Technology Council to:

(a) Improve the competitive position of Delaware so that it is recognized broadly as a center of excellence in science and technology;
(b) Provide advice, guidance and advocac...

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OHSigned into law 06/2006P-12
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Community College
Ohio Core Support
H.B. 115
Appropriates funds for support of the Ohio Core Program. Funds will be used to:
(1) Support the participation of teachers licensed in Ohio and mid-career professionals not currently employed by a school district or licensed to teach at the primary or secondary...

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FLSigned into law 05/2006Postsec.Technology and Research Scholarship Program
H.B. 1237
Creates 21st Century Technology, Research, and Scholarship Enhancement Act; creates Florida Technology, Research, and Scholarship Board within Board of Governors of State University System; requires that board provide recommendations for 21st Century World Cla...

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UTAdopted 05/2006P-12Mathematics, Engineering, Science Achievement (MESA) program
R277-717
Changes made to definitions, proposal criteria, budget, state board funding priorities, proposal applications and timelines. http://www.rules.utah.gov/publicat/code/r277/r277-717.htm#T8...

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WVSigned into law 04/2006Postsec.
Community College
Consortium for Undergraduate Research and Engineering
H.B. 4690
Provides legislative findings and intent related to the West Virginia University Institute of Technology. Provides legislative intent to encourage collaboration between West Virginia University Institute of Technology, West Virginia University, Marshall Unive...

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ILAdopted 04/2006P-12High Technology School-to-Work
14 IAC 110.170
Identifies 10 criteria the department must use when reviewing grant proposals and making awards for the High Technology School-to-Work Program. Criteria include the appropriateness of the targeted industries and occupations; the appropriateness of the targete...

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AZIssued 04/2006Postsec.Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology
E.O. 7;
(Executive Order 2006-07) Replaces Executive Orders 90-01, 92-03 and 2003-07; concerns the Governor's Council on Innovation and Technology; replaces the Science and Technology Council; concerns technology- based economic development and technology transfer amo...

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UTSigned into law 03/2006Postsec.
Community College
Science and Technology Within Economic Development
S.B. 187
This bill establishes an informal science and technology education program within the Governor's Office of Economic Development; and
16 < provides program staffing, governance, and duties. Appropriates as an ongoing appropriation subject to future budget const...

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VASigned into law 03/2006P-12
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Math, Science, Engineering and Technology Grant Program
H.B. 1244
Creates the Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Technology Career Grant Program to provide higher education grants to domiciles who are enrolled in an undergraduate program preparing students for careers in professions in the areas of mathematics, science, e...

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WASigned into law 03/2006P-12
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Community College
Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
H.B. 2817
Recognizes the vital importance to the state's economic prosperity and the economic benefit of placing a priority on enrolling and conferring degrees upon students in the fields of engineering, technology, biotechnology, science, computer science, and mathemat...

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ILAdopted 11/2005P-12High Technology School-to-Work
14 IAC 110.170
The goal of the High Technology School-to-Work Program is to improve education and to prepare Illinois' students to transition from school to high skilled, high paying jobs in the areas of science, mathematics, and advanced technology. Increasing the number of...

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ARSigned into law 04/2005P-12
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Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts
H.B. 2540
Adds the President of the Arkansas Science and Technology Authority and the Executive Chief Information Officer to the membership of the Arkansas Commission for Coordination of Educational Efforts." Adds to the commission's duties, requiring the commission to ...

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