1/6/2010

President Barack Obama is announcing today a $250 million public-private partnership to improve science, technology, engineering and math education -- doubling the investment in a STEM initiative he announced in November. Under the plan, about 10,000 new math and science teachers will be trained over five years, and 100,000 teachers already in the classroom will participate in professional development. "We really need all hands on deck from the private sector and the philanthropic sector because the government can't foot the whole bill for this," a White House official said.

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