Wednesday, July 18, 2012

President Obama Creates STEM Master Teacher Corps

President Barack Obama has made it clear that American education system needs to substantially improve the performance of our young people in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) if we hope to 'win the future'. As he has said repeatedly, efforts to improve STEM education are “going to make more of a difference in determining how well we do as a country than just about anything else that we do here.”

Today, the Obama Administration announced the President’s plan to create a national STEM Master Teacher Corps. The STEM Master Teacher Corps will begin in 50 locations across the country, each with 50 exceptional STEM educators. Over the next four years the Corps will expand to include 10,000 of the best STEM teachers in the nation. In joining the STEM Master Teachers Corps, these educators will make a commitment to champion the cause of STEM education in their respective communities, and will receive additional resources to mentor math and science teachers, inspire students, and help their communities grow.

Read the full story on the White House blog.

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