Giving Direction to Science Education

Your help needed - Contact your Senator!

Last Updated on 01 July 2015

From NSTA:

The Senate bill to reauthorize (rewrite) the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (commonly known as No Child Left Behind) is expected to come to the Senate floor for consideration on July 7.

The new Senate education legislation—Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177)—is a comprehensive and bipartisan bill that includes a significant focus on improving learning in the critical science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

Continuing much of the work started with the current Title II B Math and Science Partnerships, Section 2005 in the ECAA would provide each state with formula-based funding that would be used to support partnerships between local schools, businesses, universities, and non-profit organizations to improve student learning in the STEM areas. Each state (and district) would choose how to spend and prioritize these funds, which can support a wide range of STEM activities from in-depth teacher training, to engineering design competitions, to improving the diversity of the STEM workforce.

Reauthorization of No Child Left Behind has been a long time coming. NSTA supports the Every Child Achieves Act because it would provide targeted funding and support to the states for STEM education.

We are asking you to support this bill and immediately contact your Senator with this message— Please support STEM education as a priority in the Every Child Achieves Act (S.1177).

We have set up a sample letter on the STEM Education Coalition website, which you can personalize and send directly to your Senators. All you need to do is click on this link and you can get started.

Help us get this message heard! We also encourage you to forward this email to your colleagues and others in your community.


Apply to be a Science Leadership Fellow!

Last Updated on 19 June 2015

NCSLA is now accepting applications for the 2016-2018 cohort of Science Leadership Fellows

To apply:

All applications and letters of support must be submitted by December 1, 2015
If you have any questions, contact Michelle Ellis at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Join an NCSLA Committee!

Last Updated on 30 January 2015

Any committee is only as good as the most knowledgeable, determined, and vigorous person on it.  There must be somebody who provides the flame. 
Lady Bird Johnson

While there is a President’s Chain, a Board of Directors, and an Executive Director to provide guidance and leadership for NCSLA, the heart of our organization resides in the work accomplished by our many committee members.  Whether it is planning events, growing membership, writing the newsletter, or advocating for science education for all, the committee chairs and their members are the ones who make NCSLA a viable organization.


Building an Online Presence

Last Updated on 21 April 2015

As a service to NCSLA members, the Advocacy committee is developing curriculum modules to help educators.  The first module focuses on using Twitter as a tool for professional learning and development. 

Watch the video below to get started with this powerful tool that can connect you to educators around the world.  Then download this list of "Who to Follow on Twitter" to get going!



25 Years of NCSLA

Last Updated on 21 April 2014