Dear Colleagues —
I am pleased to share an April 13, 2016, Dear Colleague Letter on the topic of STEM education issued jointly by our office and the Department’s Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII), Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, and Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services. The purpose of the letter is to help State education agencies (SEAs), local education agencies (LEAs), and their partners better understand how to use Federal funds to support innovative Pre-K-12 STEM education strategies to ensure equity in outcomes for students regardless of background or circumstance. It provides examples of how the major Federal education funds, including the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006 (Perkins IV), can be used for STEM education. Download Dear Collegue Letter (PDF, 6 MB)
I encourage you to share this letter with your colleagues, subrecipients, and key stakeholders.
Sharon Lee Miller
Director, Division of Academic and Technical Education