A group of Tier 1 research universities -- the Stanfords, Harvards and MITs of the world - will join the White House-led effort to train 100,000 new math and science teachers by the year 2022, Scientific American reports. A $22.5 million gift from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI), announced by the White House Monday morning, will make it possible to expand a successful teacher-training program called UTeach to 10 top research schools over the next five years. "Historically, Tier 1 universities have not been focused on turning out teachers through their science and math departments," said Tom Luce, the...
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