100Kin10 Announces Final Round of New Partners Ahead of Exceeding Goal of Training 100,000 New STEM Teachers by 2021

September 5, 2019

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.

“This group is a welcome addition as we enter our final push in achieving our goal and look toward our future in solving systemic issues around the teacher shortage in America,” said Talia Milgrom-Elcott, 100Kin10’s Executive Director. “Each organization is doing incredible, inspiring work to build the movement for better, bolder and more accessible STEM education. We’re thrilled to have them as our newest partners in collaboration, learning and continuous improvement to creatively solve the STEM teacher crisis.”

Existing partners and an expert panel vetted and selected the 41 new partners, who will join a network of more than 280 current partners that includes the nation’s top academic institutions, nonprofits, foundations, companies and government agencies. All partners register their commitments to ending the STEM teacher shortage through 100Kin10 and support one another to achieve those commitments by exchanging expertise, learning and resources.

In addition to the 41 accepted programmatic organizations, 100Kin10 is inviting 16 other organizations to join as “allies” of the network. This is a new opportunity to connect with and share in the learning life of the network as it reaches its goal.

“The 100Kin10 network provides a unique opportunity to explore potential solutions to some of the most persistent challenges we face related to STEM education in a large, urban districts,” said LaTanya McDade, Chief Education Officer for Chicago Public Schools, one of the new 100Kin10 partners. “As educators, we know the importance of collaboration to support continuous improvement and growth. The diverse perspectives from partners across this network will be a great support for us, and we look forward to the conversations and learning that will inform our strategies for supporting our teachers and students.”

“We are thrilled to be part of a national movement focused on ensuring every child has access to high quality STEM education,” said Jen Murtha, Chief Operating Officer of Teaching Matters. “Our team looks forward to working within such a robust network to both share our experience and expertise and to learn from others in the field. Collaboration is a core value of Teaching Matters and the opportunity to collaborate with others at a national scale is invaluable.”

Full List of New Partners:

  • Achievement First
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • Association of Science-Technology Centers
  • Bay Area Bioscience Education Community (BABEC)
  • California Academy of Sciences
  • California Science Center
  • California STEM Network
  • Challenger Center
  • Chicago Public Schools
  • College Football Playoff Foundation
  • Confianza
  • Council of Chief State School Officers
  • CSforAll
  • Digital Harbor Foundation
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Educational Service District 112 - Student and School Success
  • Explora!
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • Fleet Science Center
  • Fort Hays State University
  • Galileo Learning
  • Grable Foundation
  • Infosys Foundation
  • Kansas City Teacher Residency
  • LEGO Education
  • Lyda Hill Philanthropies
  • Maine Mathematics and Science Alliance
  • MOUSE.org
  • National Board for Professional Teaching Standards
  • New Classrooms
  • Out Teach
  • Reach Institute for School Leadership
  • Rowan University
  • Saint Louis Science Center
  • Science is Elementary
  • Small World Initiative
  • South Carolina’s Coalition for Mathematics & Science
  • STEM Next Opportunity Fund
  • Teaching Matters Inc.
  • The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
  • The Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk
  • The Phoenix Symphony
  • The Right Question Institute
  • The STEM Education Center at Worcester Polytechnic Institute
  • Trellis Education
  • URU The Right To Be, Inc.
  • Youth Code Jam

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