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What Does OLPA Do?
The NSTA Office of Legislative and Public Affairs (OLPA) strives to keep NSTA members, teachers, science education leaders, and the general public informed about key science education issues and legislation. In the association’s role as the national voice for science education, its OLPA team actively promotes NSTA’s positions on science education issues, communicates key NSTA messages to essential audiences, and conveys policy recommendations to government leaders. OLPA aims to help increase funding for science and math education programs and works with legislators, staff, and other advocates on STEM-related legislation and policy issues.
Kate Falk serves as Senior Manager, Public Relations; and Jodi Peterson as Assistant Executive Director for the NSTA Office of Legislative and Public Affairs.
NSTA News Bulletins
STEM Ed in the News
Science Standards Are True to NRC Framework, Reviewers Conclude (Education Week)
Is Evolution Missing Link in Some Pennsylvania High Schools (Pittsburg Post-Gazette
Teachers: Ed-Tech Boosts Students’ Abilities, Self-Sufficiency (e-School News
Public Invited to Comment on Current State Draft of NGSS (San Jose Mercury News)
No Shortage? New STEM Data Derail Entrepreneurs’ Push for Immigration Changes (The Washington Post
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