The New York Times Editorial Board Cites 100Kin10 as "Most Important Effort" in STEM Teacher Preparation

Dec 10, 2013, 12:01 ET from 100Kin10

NEW YORK, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A full-page editorial in The New York Times called 100Kin10 "the most important effort" in STEM teacher preparation in the country. The December 8 editorial highlighted potential solutions for improving American science and math education.

100Kin10 is a growing network of leading public, private, and non-profit organizations that have made strategic commitments to address the nation's shortage of science, technology, engineering and math teachers and improve STEM learning for all students by preparing, retaining, and supporting 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over 10 years. The network is made up of more than 150 organizations, including foundations, corporations, non-profits, universities and museums, school districts, states, and federal agencies.

"We are gratified that The New York Times highlighted 100Kin10, a network of organizations launched by Carnegie Corporation of New York that are responding to the challenge President Obama set of 100,000 excellent STEM teachers by 2021," says Talia Milgrom-Elcott, co-founder, 100Kin10, and Program Officer, Carnegie Corporation of New York.  "As they so rightly stated, we have a long way to go, but we take encouragement from the fact that each year a new cohort of first-class organizations is nominated for partnership and joins 100Kin10, more funders pledge to support partners' work, and more collaborations are formed to tackle seemingly intractable problems.  The challenge demands an innovative, action-oriented solution, and 100Kin10 is ready to rise to that opportunity."

Of the more than 150 100Kin10 partners, 53 have made commitments to directly increase the supply of great STEM teachers. Those organizations have recruited and prepared 12,412 teachers in the first two years, exceeding President Obama's initial call for 10,000 STEM teachers in two years.  The partners are projected to prepare nearly 37,000 new teachers by 2016. New partners will be announced in January 2014.

Approximately 50 additional partners are working to support existing teachers so that more of them stay in the profession. Yet more partners are helping to "build the movement" by changing policies, telling the story, creating and sharing resources, and funding for the long haul.

To ensure its healthy future and meet ongoing goals, as of January 2014, 100Kin10 will become an independent organization. Carnegie Corporation will provide a $9 million, multi-year grant to the National Center for Civic Innovation that will combine its existing financial support for 100Kin10 into one ongoing grant to enable 100Kin10 to establish a governance and management structure for a growing national organization with multi-year funding. We are thrilled that the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation has joined Carnegie as a funder of the 100Kin10 backbone organization.

The 100kin10 partners include:

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)
Jeffrey H and Shari L Aronson Family Foundation (F)
Ashoka Changemakers*
Aspire Teacher Residency
Baltimore City Public Schools
Bank Street College of Education
S. 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, University of Maryland, College Park
Change the Equation
Charles A. Dana Center
Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Education Foundation
Chevron (F)
Citizen Schools
Clinton Global Initiative
DC Public Schools
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation (F)
Denver Teacher Residency
The Dow Chemical Company (F)
Drexel University School of Education
DSST Public Schools
Educate Texas
Education Pioneers
EnCorps Teachers Program
Erikson Institute
Exploratorium Institute for Inquiry
Florida International University
Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Foundation (F)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (F)
Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, a program of the Gill Foundation (F)
Girl Scouts
Google (F)
The Greater Texas Foundation (F)
Gulf of Maine Research Institute
Hamilton County Department of Education
The Heising-Simons Foundation (F)
The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust (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 
JPMorgan Chase (F)
Kenan Fellows Program for Curriculum and Leadership Development
KIPP Houston
Lawrence Hall of Science
Learning Research and Development Center at the University of Pittsburgh
Lehman College, Research Foundation of The City University of New York
Leonetti O'Connell Family Foundation (F)
Tammy and Jay Levine Foundation (F)
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
Memphis Teacher Residency
Merrimack College
Michigan State University
Montclair State University
Museum of Science and Industry
National Academy Foundation
National Academy of Sciences
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
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
New Teacher Center
New Visions for Public Schools
New York Academy of Sciences
New York City Department of Education
New York Hall of Science
NewSchools Venture Fund (F)
North Carolina New Schools
Noyce Foundation (F)
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development
Office of Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston
Opportunity Equation
PhET Interactive Simulations, University of Colorado, Boulder
Philadelphia Teacher Residency at the 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
Roadtrip Nation
The Samberg Family Foundation (F)
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
Science Foundation Arizona - AZ STEM Network
Sesame Workshop
SRI International
Stanford Teacher Education Program
State of Arkansas
State of Colorado, Office of the Governor
State of Maryland, Office of Governor Martin O'Malley
Teach For America
Teacher Education Program, University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education
Teacher Quality Retention Program at Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM
Tennessee Department of Education
The Texas Tribune
Torrance Unified School District
Twin Cities Teacher Collaborative
Uncommon Schools
University of Arizona STEM Learning Center
University of California Los Angeles California Teach
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Merced
University of California, San Diego
University of Chicago, Urban Education Institute and Center for Elementary Mathematics and
Science Education
University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Indianapolis
University 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 – The University of Texas Pan American
The UTeach Institute
Washington STEM
The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation
The Young People's Project

(F) – Funding Partner

* – This organization's commitment is completed.

Justin LaMont
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