Washington STEM informs critical policy decisions

Washington STEM is the go-to resource for Washington policymakers at the state and federal level. We provide non-partisan policy recommendations, inspiring stories of STEM in action, top facts, and actionable insights of what works here in Washington. 

Washington STEM informs critical policy decisions

Washington STEM is the go-to resource for Washington policymakers at the state and federal level. We provide non-partisan policy recommendations, inspiring stories of STEM in action, top facts, and actionable insights of what works here in Washington. 

We work with communities across the state to develop our state policy agenda to ensure state investments and policies drive the best outcomes for Washington’s students and economy.

With the support our 10 STEM Networks and Central Puget Sound partners, we created a policy agenda for 2022 that was focused on creating opportunity for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, students living in rural areas, and girls and young women.

  • For detailed information on our 2022 Advocacy priorities, reports, and the 2021 Legislators of the Year, please visit our 2022 Advocacy Season page.
  • For detailed information about 2021’s advocacy activities, reports, and awardees, please visit our 2021 Advocacy Season page.

For a description of how we review bills and decide which ones to support, check our Washington STEM Legislative Priorities Evaluation Framework.

In the Interim

Just because the legislative session is over, our work doesn’t slow down! In this current interim, we’re working with partners to review implementation of previous legislative work and to begin development of plans for the coming year.

Interim Projects
Washington STEM partnered with WTIA to create, iterate, and operationalize a Cross-Sector Statewide Computer Science Strategic Plan that will provide equitable access to computer science for all of Washington’s students, from early learning to the workforce.

Read the full Cross Sector Computer Science Plan, or access our summary here.

The Washington STEM Advocacy Coalition

The Washington STEM Advocacy Coalition exists to collect and distribute information focused on statewide education policy and to provide feedback and evidence-based recommendations to the Washington Legislature.

Members of this advocacy coalition will:

  • Receive weekly email updates and action alerts during the 2022 legislative session.
  • Be invited to weekly 30 minutes session update calls on Friday at noon during the 2022 legislative session.

If you would like to join this advocacy coalition, fill out this sign-up form. Please note that your acceptance to be a part of the Washington STEM Advocacy Coalition will be based on the alignment of your priorities and interests with Washington STEM’s mission and legislative goals.

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