The seventh and final cohort of programmatic partners announced by the network includes Chicago Public Schools, LEGO Education, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards, and the Council of Chief State School Officers. Funders joining the effort to end the STEM teacher shortage include the Grable Foundation, College Football Playoff, Infosys, the STEM Next Opportunity Fund, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies. With the latest cohort included, 100Kin10 now works with more than three hundred and twenty organizations and has trained sixty-eight thousand new STEM teachers since 2011. According to the organization, it is on track to meet its goal of training a hundred thousand new STEM teachers by the end of 2020.
The organization’s final push to achieve its goal is focused on addressing what it has identified as the root causes of the STEM teacher shortage by providing catalysts such as teacher bonuses, scholarships and loan forgiveness, additional professional development opportunities, and state-level tracking of STEM teacher supply and demand.
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