Supporting STEM? Think Again

Last week the White House announced that its new Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Master Teacher Corps initiative will place "50 top-notch STEM teachers to be established at 50 sites across the country," expanding to 10,000 over the next four years. Already using an available $100 million, Obama has asked for $1 billion more in his 2013 budget. July 27 marks the deadline for science and math teachers interested in joining President Obama's STEM Master Teachers Corps to send in their applications. According to Roberto Rodriguez, special assistant to Obama on education and former Senior Education Specialist at the National Council of La Raza, the corps will consist of those at the top of their profession. They'll be an elite group of teachers leading their communities. They'd lead professional development [courses], mentorship activities, and would be regularly contributing new lesson plans and strategies to transform and improve science and math teaching. Which Obama...(Read Full Post)