Biden-Harris Administration Prioritizes STEM Education with $120 Billion “Raise The Bar” Initiative

Are you ready to take your education to the next level and become career ready for the 21st century?

The Biden-Harris Administration has just announced a new initiative called Raise the Bar: STEM Excellence for All Students, designed to give all students, no matter their background, the chance to succeed in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM).

It’s all about improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education for everyone, no matter their background.

The goal is to make sure all students, from PreK to higher education, are ready for 21st century careers and can compete on a global scale.

Deputy Secretary of Education Cindy Marten said that research shows that when students feel like they belong in a classroom, they do better in the long run.

But unfortunately, students of color and students with disabilities often don’t get the same STEM learning opportunities as their peers. With this new initiative, the government is saying that all students and educators belong in STEM and deserve a chance to succeed.

The initiative is bringing together lots of different groups, like the government, nonprofits, professional organizations, industries, philanthropies, and more, to break down barriers and give students a better chance at success in STEM fields.

To make this happen, the government is dedicating $120 billion from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and other education funds to K-12 education.

The plan has three main goals:

Make sure all students from PreK to higher education excel in rigorous, relevant, and joyful STEM learning.

Develop and support STEM educators to join, grow, and stay in the field.
Invest in STEM education strategically and sufficiently using ARP and other federal, state, and local funds.

The government is asking states, districts, schools, and STEM organizations to make specific commitments to these goals so that all students can have the resources and opportunities they need to succeed in STEM and in life.

So let’s get to work! The future is ours to shape, and with this new initiative, we have the tools and resources we need to succeed. Let’s make the most of this opportunity and build a better future for all.