NAP's Guide to the Science within the 2016 State of the Union

National Academies Press

In President Obama’s final State of the Union, he set high goals for America in fields like STEM education, cancer research, and climate change. Both the scientific advancements of the past and the first steps toward that envisioned future are laid out in the resources from National Academies Press (NAP).

NAP has annotated the full transcript of the President's speech with lists of their related materials. A selection has been highlighted below, and you can read their complete guide at Notes (link is external) from NAP.

We agree that real opportunity requires every American to get the education and training they need to land a good-paying job. The bipartisan reform of No Child Left Behind was an important start, and together, we've increased early childhood education, lifted high school graduation rates to new highs, boosted graduates in fields like engineering.

In the coming years, we should build on that progress, by providing Pre-K for all and offering every student the hands-on computer science and math classes that make them job-ready on day one. We should recruit and support more great teachers for our kids.

— President Barack Obama