Funders Set New Round of Support for STEM Teachers
1st 'innovation fund' amassed $24 million in commitments
A national network is launching a second “innovation fund” with a goal of raising $20 million to support what it calls entrepreneurial approaches to bringing more high-quality teachers into the STEM disciplines.
The new fund got started with $5 million in initial commitments, announced last month, from three philanthropies: the Amgen Foundation, the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and the Samueli Foundation.
This is the second such fund set up by “100Kin10,” a broad-based partnership formed in response to President Barack Obama’s call in his 2011 State of the Union Address for recruiting 100,000 new science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers over a decade. The coalition includes private foundations, states, federal agencies, corporations, universities, school districts, museums,...
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