80 Organizations Now Involved in Science/Math Teacher Recruiting Project

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The initiative going on in the U.S. to get 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and math teachers up and running in 10 years now has 80 companies and non-profits on board.

Different companies are involved in different ways. Dow and J.P. Morgan Chase, for example, are involved in funding/allocating money. Google will be developing a program to recognize the top 5% of STEM teachers. The American Museum of Natural History “will prepare 130 certified science teachers for high-need schools by 2015; each teacher will commit to teach in those schools for at least four years.” Also, the museum will be involved in teacher onboarding/retention efforts.

Information on joining the effort is online, along with some frequently asked questions.