STEM Education the Big Winner in DOE's Investing in Innovation Awardsby Anita Krishnamurthi
The U.S. Department of Education announced 23 finalists for the Investing in Innovation (i3) awards yesterday. Applicants were required to select and address one of five “absolute priorities” for this year’s competition; one of which was science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.
Of the 587 total applicants, 162 selected STEM as their absolute priority. Five of the 23 finalists selected STEM as their priority and three others are highlighted as having a strong STEM focus even if it wasn't formally selected as their absolute priority.
Of the five who selected STEM as their priority, two have a strong focus on learning in out-of-school-time:
You can see more details on the rest of the applicants at the Education Week blog.
Were you a partner in any of the i3 applications that focused on STEM? Let us know—we'd love to hear from you if you participated in this competition!
For details on the applications of those who selected STEM as their priority, check out the Department of Education's website. The STEM priority is AP2 and you can see all the applicants in this category here.