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President Announces $80M STEM Teacher Training Initiative

This week at the second annual White House Science Fair, President Obama announced a new $80 million Department of Education competition to support STEM teacher preparation programs. The investment will support innovative programs, such as those that allow prospective teachers to simultaneously earn a STEM degree and a teaching certificate. Another $22 million from philanthropic and private sources, including the Carnegie Foundation, Google and Dell, will complement the administration’s STEM effort. A separate $60 million Department of Education/National Science Foundation initiative also was announced to reform U.S. mathematics education. Read the White House release…

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