(September 5, 2019 by 100kin10 Press Release) 100Kin10 is thrilled to announce today that 41 new programmatic partners will join our ranks this year. The new partners include Chicago Public Schools, LEGO Education, National Board for Professional Teaching Standards and Council of Chief State School Officers, among others (full list below).
This is the seventh and final cohort of partners for 100Kin10 during our first 10 years. Launched in 2011 as an answer to President Obama’s call during his 2011 State of the Union address to train 100,000 new STEM teachers in a decade, 100Kin10 is on track to exceeding the goal of training 100,000 teachers by 2021, with more than 68,000 teachers currently trained.
Alongside 41 programmatic partners, 100Kin10 will also be joined by six funding organizations who commit to fund the work of programmatic partners and engage in the collaborative learning life of the network. Funding partners joining 100Kin10’s mission to end the STEM teacher shortage this year are the Grable Foundation, College Football Playoff Foundation, Infosys, STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and Lyda Hill Philanthropies.
The final round of growth specifically focuses on 100Kin10’s latest project: tackling the root causes of the STEM teacher shortage. If solved, these ‘catalysts’ – which include bonuses, scholarships or loan forgiveness for STEM teachers, increasing professional development and state tracking of STEM teacher supply and demand – would more sustainably end the teacher shortage.
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