Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Partners Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education
America After 3pm STEM Edition
On September 29, 2015 the Afterschool Alliance released Full STEM Ahead: Afterschool Partners Step Up as Key Partners in STEM Education. This new publication outlines the importance of STEM learning and outlines a national picture of STEM in expanded learning. The report highlights availability and access, frequency, participation, and parent attitudes and satisfaction related to STEM learning in expanded learning programs, including how parent attitudes vary by income and ethnicity. The report also summarizes implementation challenges and recommendations to increase and improve STEM learning in expanded learning programs. The full report and executive summary are attached.
In addition to the full report, STEM Infographics outline the Importance of STEM Learning in Expanded Learning Programs. Additionally, California-specific data and a news release highlight that California Parents Value Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Learning Opportunities Provided by expanded learning programs.