US universities hit science teacher training goal

December 2, 2021

US education schools have fulfilled a 2011 Obama administration promise to train 100,000 new science and engineering teachers within a decade, through improvements in recruiting and workplace integration.

Ten years after Barack Obama made the commitment, the US has added more than 108,000 school teachers in science and technical fields, according to 100Kin10, a coalition of universities and other public and private partners created to implement the governmental pledge.

Data from participating institutions suggest that they managed an average increase of more than 70 per cent over the past decade in the production of teachers in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, the group said.

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