NCNSP in national drive for STEM teachers
February 13, 2012 - The NC New Schools Project is one of two North Carolina organizations selected as partners in a national campaign, 100K in 10, to increase the number of STEM teachers by 100,000 during the next 10 years. The Kenan Fellows Program at N.C. State University has also been chosen as a partner.
The mission of 100Kin10 is to reverse our country's decades-long decline in STEM subjects, to ensure that all children have the basic STEM literacy to be full participants in our economy and democracy, and to enable our country's students to address the most pressing national and global challenges. The initiative, launched in response to a call to action by President Obama last year, is supported by a number of national foundations and organizations and led by Carnegie Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation. The 100K in 10 partnership announced last week an initial $22 million fund to help support the efforts by the more than 115 members to increase the numbers of STEM teachers in classrooms across the nation.
NCNSP has committed to training 200 STEM teachers during the next five years through its STEP lateral entry initiative. Applications are available for the NCNSP STEM Teacher Education Program through April 1, 2012.
100Kin10 is a multi-sector mobilization that responds to the national imperative to prepare, deploy, and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the coming 10 years. Partners, including but not limited to corporations, school districts, museums, institutes of higher education, foundations, federal agencies, professional associations, states, and nonprofit organizations, apply their particular assets to creatively and strategically address the challenges of increasing the supply of excellent STEM teachers, developing and retaining excellent STEM teachers, and building the 100Kin10 movement.