Obama Unveils STEM Education Plans at White House Science Fair
from Education Week
President Barack Obama hosted the second White House science fair, using the event both to highlight the work of talented youth and to roll out a series of plans from his administration — and from private partners — to give a boost to STEM education. One item on the president's agenda is an $80 million proposal for a new federal competition to support "effective STEM teacher preparation programs," according to a White House press release. In addition, the president is seeking to create a $60 million fund to improve mathematics education, to be jointly administered by the U.S. Department of Education and the National Science Foundation.
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