President Obama Thanks 100Kin10 in Video Applauds 200 Organizations and Implores Them To "Keep Working Together:" "Our Kids and Our Future Depend on It"

NEW YORK, May 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- President Barack Obama, in a pre-recorded video for 100Kin10's third annual Summit, applauded 100Kin10, its partner organizations, and their collective success in their commitment to "train and recruit more than 40,000 STEM teachers by 2016 and to encourage more of these talented educators to stay in the classroom longer." The President hearkened to his State of the Union address in 2011, where he "announced a national goal to prepare 100,000 new teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math over the next decade." Speaking directly to the "200 partners, from local government, to national organizations to global corporations" that have made commitments to action in response to the President's call since 100Kin10's founding in 2011, the President thanked them for their continued efforts and encouraged them to keep up the great work, saying "thanks in part to the commitments all of you have made, we're making progress."

"We are honored that President Obama has identified 100Kin10 as a lead organization answering the call for 100,000 excellent science, technology, engineering, and math teachers, and we're prepared to continue the effort to reach the 'tens of thousands of would be scientists and math teachers out there...to get them trained and into the classroom,'" said Talia Milgrom-Elcott, 100Kin10's co-founder and executive director. "The future of this country depends on strong STEM skills and knowledge for all students, and great teaching is the single most powerful tool for making that a reality. More and better-trained and -supported STEM teachers are essential if our students are to become the innovators, problem-solvers, and informed citizens our country – and our globe – needs them to be."

100Kin10 is a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021. Its 200 partners include non-profits, universities, school districts, corporations, museums, charter management organizations, states, and federal agencies. Each partner has made a unique, above-and-beyond commitment to improve STEM learning for all students by (1) increasing the supply of great STEM teachers; (2) helping STEM teachers improve, stay in the classroom longer, and reach more kids; or (3) building the movement.

In the first three years of the effort, 100Kin10 partners have recruited and prepared more than 12,000 teachers. Partners are projected to prepare more than 44,000 teachers by 2016, five years into the project's ten-year timeline. The network's continued growth will add to this total number. In addition, more than 100 partners are working to support and help improve current classroom teachers so that more of them stay in the profession.

Using innovative tools to support partner work, an ambitious R&D and shared-learning platform, and collaborative funds that have raised more than $57 million in support of the work of partners, 100Kin10 works with partner organizations to help them achieve their commitments and overcome obstacles to realizing the goal of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers.

The complete list of partners follows:

Academy for Urban School Leadership • The Achievement Network • The Algebra Project, Inc. • American Association of Physics Teachers • American Chemical Society • American Federation of Teachers • American Modeling Teachers Association • American Museum of Natural History • Amgen Foundation (F) • Ashoka Changemakers • Aspire Teacher Residency • Baltimore City Public Schools • Bank Street College of EducationS.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation (F) • Boston College • The Boston Foundation (F) • Boston Teacher Residency • Breakthrough Collaborative • The Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT • CA Technologies (F) • Cal Teach at University of California Irvine • California State University • California STEM Learning Network • Capital Teaching Residency • Carnegie Corporation of New York (F) • Center For High Impact Philanthropy • Center for Mathematics Education at the University of Maryland, College Park • Change the Equation • Charles A. Dana Center • Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Education Foundation • Citizen Schools • Clinton Global Initiative • DC Public Schools • Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (F) • Denver School of Science and Technology • Denver Teacher Residency • DonorsChoose.org • The Dow Chemical Company (F) • Drexel University School of Education • Educate Texas • Education Pioneers • ElevatED • EnCorps • Erikson Institute • Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry • Florida International University • Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation (F) • The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (F) • Girl Scouts • GOOD • GOOD/Corps • Google (F) • The Greater Texas Foundation (F) • Gulf of Maine Research Institute • Hamilton County (Tenn.) Department of Education • Heising-Simons Foundation (F) • The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation (F) • High Tech High • IDEA Public Schools • Illustrative Mathematics • Indiana Department of Education • Industry Initiatives for Science and Math Education • Intel Corporation • Internationals Network for Public Schools • Jhumki Basu Foundation • JP Morgan Chase Foundation (F) • Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development • KIPP HoustonLawrence Hall of Science • Learning Research and Development Center at the University of PittsburghLehman College (Research Foundation of The City University of New York) • Los Angeles Unified School District • Loyola Marymount University School of Education • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation (F) • Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University • Maryland Business Roundtable for Education • Mass Insight Education & Research Institute • Massachusetts Executive Office of Education • MATCH Teacher Residency • Mathalicious • Merrimack CollegeMichigan State UniversityMontclair State University • Museum of Science and Industry • Mytonomy • National Academy Foundation • National Academy of Sciences • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) • National Association for Research in Science Teaching • National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St. Catherine University • National Center for Technological Literacy at the Museum of Science, Boston • National Commission on Teaching and America's Future • National Council of Teachers of Mathematics • National Geographic Education Program • National Math and Science Initiative • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration • National Science Foundation • National Science Teachers Association • NewSchools Venture Fund (F) • New Teacher Center • New Visions for Public Schools • New York Academy of Sciences • New York City Department of Education • New York Hall of Science • North Carolina New Schools Project • NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development • Office of Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston • Opportunity Equation • PhET Interactive Simulations at the University of Colorado Boulder • Philadelphia Education Fund • PhysTEC (led by APS, in partnership with AAPT) • Polytechnic Institute of New York University • Public Impact • Relay School of Education • Rider University • RoadtripNation.org • Samueli Foundation (F) • San Francisco Teacher Residency • The Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation (F) • Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities • Science Foundation Arizona - AZ STEM Network • Sesame Workshop • SRI International • Stanford Teacher Education Program • State of ArkansasState of ColoradoState of Maryland • Teach For America • Teacher Education Program at the University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education • Teacher Quality Retention Program at Thurgood Marshall College Fund • Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM • TED-Ed • Tennessee Department of Education • The Texas Tribune • The New Teacher Project • The Young People's Project • Torrance ( Calif.) Unified School District • Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative • Uncommon Schools • University of Arizona STEM Learning Center • University of California, BerkeleyUniversity of California Los Angeles California Teach • University of California, MercedUniversity of California, San DiegoUniversity of Chicago Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and Science Education • University of Colorado BoulderUniversity of IndianapolisUniversity of Washington College of Education • University System of Maryland • Urban Teacher Center • Urban Teacher Residency United • USC Rossier School of Education • USNY Regents Research Fund • UTeach-Pan American • The UTeach Institute • Washington STEM • WestEd • WNET • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

F - Funding Partner

CONTACT: 100Kin10, Mazin Melegy, mazin@100kin10.org

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