H.R.5136: GIRLS STEM Act

Author's Summary:  To amend the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 to provide grants to eligible local educational agencies to encourage female students to pursue studies and careers in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

IB Summary:  According to Janet Koster, Executive Director and CEO of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS): "In addition to encouraging girls to directly study STEM, the legislation addresses issues in the educational ecosystem which impact the choices they make, such as providing professional development for teachers and counselors that includes eliminating gender bias in the classroom."

Status:   Introduced in the House on 03/01/2018. Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.

Links: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/5136/text?r=1