WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2012
/PRNewswire via COMTEX/
In a dramatic response to the nation’s critical shortage of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers, more than 115 organizations gathered at Google’s Washington, D.C. offices have committed to bold, measurable plans to recruit, train, hire, develop, and retain 100,000 new, excellent STEM teachers in the next decade.
With the addition today of a $1.5 million pledge from CA Technologies, the partners’ commitments to STEM teachers are now backed by a $24 million fund pledged by 15 donors who also include: J.P. Morgan Chase, Google, The Dow Chemical Company, Carnegie Corporation of New York, NewSchools Venture Fund, and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr., Boston, Michael and Susan Dell, Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold, Bill & Melinda Gates, Greater Texas, Heising-Simons, William and Flora Hewlett and Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family foundations.