President Obama Announces Plan for STEM Master Teacher Corps

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Today the White House announced the President's plan to dedicate $1 billion to create a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Master Teacher Corps. The program will begin in 50 locations with 50 exceptional STEM teachers leading the way, but plans are to expand to 10,000 STEM teachers within the next four years. The program will reward high-performing teachers with salary stipends of $20,000 per year.

Plans were also announced to dedicate $100 million from the Teachers Incentive Fund to help schools recruit STEM teachers. These teachers would then serve as mentors to fellow STEM teachers within the schools districts.

This proposal comes out of the recommendations of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, which included encouraging teacher cooperation in order to improve STEM education across the country and retaining talented STEM teachers.

Read more about the President's plan here.