February 7th, President Obama said “he’ll request $80 million in education funding for training math and science teachers to help the U.S. stay competitive in world commerce. The administration says the funding for math and science teachers is to support development of school curriculum in subject areas to meet the goal of training one million graduates in STEM careers over the next decade. For more detailed information about the request for $80 million for STEM teacher training in the 2013 fiscal budget see the following article by Roger Runningen in Bloomberg Businessweek.
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Diana Wehrell-Grabowski on February 9, 2012 in Science Education In The News, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Education, Teacher Training Workshops Comments Off on President Obama Requests $80 Million For STEM Teacher Training