White House Announces Efforts to Boost Science and Math Teachers

January 7, 2010

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced a series of new and expanded efforts -- many involving colleges and universities -- aimed at producing thousands of new math and science teachers over the next decade. President Obama drew attention to the initiatives as part of the "Educate to Innovate" campaign that he introduced last fall. Among the efforts highlighted by the White House: A commitment by 42 public universities and systems that belong to the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities to double the number of science teachers they produce by 2015, part of the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative; an expansion to Michigan and Ohio of the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowships in Math and Science program; and an expansion to 20 more universities of the National Math + Science Initiative's UTeach program.

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