For Immediate Release
May 16, 2014
Director of Communications
Change the Equation
Change the Equation Announces 26 Corporate Signatories to its
Commitment to Excellence in STEM
Signatories pledge to make STEM literacy a reality for all U.S. high school graduates
Washington, D.C. – Change the Equation’s (CTEq) Commitment to Excellence in STEM is galvanizing the corporate community to increase science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) literacy in the U.S. Signatory companies, in signing the Commitment, are pledging to ensure that their collective contribution to K-12 STEM learning has an impact far beyond its combined financial investment, which is less than one percent of the total expenditures on K-12 education.
The linchpins of the Commitment are collaboration with other corporations as well as programs and communities; high expectations for all students; data-driven advocacy for STEM; and the availability of high-quality STEM learning programs in communities across the country.
“We applaud Corporate America for its role in making universal STEM literacy a reality,” said CTEq CEO Linda P. Rosen. “The public declaration of support for the Commitment and the actions that will ensue from the corporate community recognizes STEM literacy as a transformative life-skill that impacts the future success of our young people and the ability of our nation to remain a leader in innovation.”
The 26 Charter Signatories to Change the Equation’s Commitment to Excellence in STEM include:
About Change the Equation
Change the Equation works at the intersection of business and education to ensure that all students are STEM literate by collaborating with schools, communities, and states to adopt and implement excellent STEM policies and programs. CTEq’s coalition of members are working toward universal STEM literacy by advocating for state policies and practices that are known to produce STEM-literate high school graduates; ensuring high standards for all students; and supporting evidence-based high quality STEM learning programs.