November 23rd, President Obama launched the “Educate to Innovate” campaign. The goal of the nationwide effort is to move American students from the middle to the top in science and math achievement over the next decade, over $260 million in public-private investments have been made to help achieve this goal. Big name public and private partnerships have come on board to help achieve this goal including: Time Warner Cable, Discovery Communications, Sesame Street’s Early STEM Literacy Initiative, The MacArthur Foundation, Sony Computer Entertainment America, and numerous other corporations. States have begun submitting qualifying paperwork to state their interest in applying for “Race to the Top” funds. States receiving Race to the Top funds will have to dramatically improve their schools and student achievement in science and math. A major portion of the funds are expected to be used for professional staff development. For further details on the “Educate to Innovate” campaign see the official White House Press release below.
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Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on December 31, 2009 in Science Education In The News | No Comments »