80 Organizations Now Involved in Science/Math Teacher Recruiting Project

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.