The Math and Science Advisory Council (MSAC) is a state-appointed group that supports the New Mexico Public Education Department by making recommendations for improving mathematics and science education in New Mexico. Part of the MSAC role is creating a statewide strategic plan, as shown above. Aligning the efforts of diverse educational entities and groups across the state around shared goals and methods will help build momentum and pulling together to achieve equitable and excellent STEAM education.
To view the MSAC annual reports, meeting minutes, and learn more about the council member appointment process, visit the MSAC page on the NM Public Education Department website, linked below.
Background on the MSAC:
"Per Senate Bill 552 passed during the 2007 legislative session, “The Math and Science Education Act” was passed. The Act created in statute [22-15E-1 NMSA 1978] the Math and Science Bureau in the Public Education Department, and a statewide Math and Science Advisory Council (MSAC). The MSAC is composed of twelve members appointed by the Secretary of Education for staggered terms of four years." —via the Math & Science Advisory Council
The STEM Education Coalition submitted a letter to President-Elect Joe Biden and the Transition Team with recommendations for federal education policy to expand STEM Learning.
The letter is supported by the STEMx network, managed by Battelle on behalf of 24 state-level networks across the U.S., and stands to represent the recommendations of the STEM Education Coalition, an alliance of more than 800 education, business, and professional organizations.
Key focus was placed on four principles:
See link below to read the full letter.
Via the STEM Education Coalition
Contributors include the Northern NM STEAM Team, local educators, & advocates