This program, established by the White House and sponsored by the National Science Foundation, identifies outstanding K-12 mathematics and science teachers in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions. These teachers will serve as models for their colleagues and will be leaders in the improvement of science and mathematics education. Teachers must be nominated by a principal, teacher colleague, student, or any other member of the general public. In 2005, grade 7-12 mathematics and science teachers in each state and the four U.S. jurisdictions are eligible. Teachers of grades K-6 will be eligible for Presidential Awards in 2006. Each Presidential Awardee will receive a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation and gifts from donors. Each awardee also will be invited, along with a guest, to attend recognition events in Washington, D.C. in March 2006.

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