Fellowship entices people to teach math with $20,000 stipends

02/11/2010 | Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Calif.)

The Math for America Fellowship program offers teachers annual stipends of $20,000 for five years in exchange for a commitment to teach math in secondary schools. Through the program, people who might otherwise have taken higher-paying jobs in the private sector earn a master's degree in education and are offered professional development and mentors. "We want to demonstrate that if you pay your teachers a bit more, they will be more successful," said Maria Klawe, a member of the program's national board.

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