This toolkit was developed by the Every Student Succeeds with STEM effort, which empowers all members of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) community to call for an excellent STEM education for all students under the era of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).
The toolkit includes the messaging, tools, and resources developed throughout the effort thus far. The contents of this toolkit are designed to enable users to engage with a diverse set of stakeholders, including education leaders, policymakers, teachers, parents, and STEM professionals, about the importance of high- quality STEM teaching and learning, particularly in the implementation of ESSA at the state and local level.
An update to the toolkit was added in September 2017 to provide 100Kin10 partners and other stakeholders with information as they move into the next phase of ensuring STEM is a priority under ESSA. It also includes guidelines for engaging in ESSA implementation at the state and local levels.
The toolkit identifies opportunities for ongoing efforts to achieve the main goal of making STEM a priority under ESSA—including engaging in a continuous and ongoing manner with the state education agencies (SEAs) once the plans are finalized; supporting implementation of the new state plans to ensure STEM learning opportunities are prioritized; working with state-level implementation officials and districts on the specific elements they will implement; and maintaining partner and stakeholder engagement after state plans are finalized.