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NSF’s Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering

A new biannual report to Congress of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering (CEOSE) that advises the National Science Foundation recommends that:

  • “NSF should implement a bold new initiative, focused on broadening participation of underrepresented groups in STEM that emphasizes institutional transformation and system change….”

The report explicitly calls, in effect, for a stewards of place (anchor institution) approach, involving higher education-school-community partnerships as a means for broadening participation for all groups across all levels of schooling:

  • “This initiative might include several multisite, geographically-based, national experiments of foundational and implementation research involving universities, schools, and communities. The ongoing research experiments would be inclusive of all underrepresented populations and would be designed to significantly advance broadening participation across all levels of schooling, resulting in sustainable pathways preK-20+.”

Below are the links to the cover letter from the full committee as well as the summary of its recommendations:

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