We must raise the bar in education and rethink the design of school if we want excellent math and science learning for all students. The Opportunity Equation report provides a roadmap for this vision with recommendations for key stakeholders. MORE

 

In a transformed system, all students leave high school fully prepared for success in college and careers, with many more students prepared for success in STEM studies and careers.MORE

 
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  • Companies Finance University Efforts to Improve Science Education

    05/08/2013

    The Obama administration announced nine university groups who have been chosen for "Graduate 10K+," a $10 million initiative with corporate partners. The nine universities will spend five years conducting research to raise the graduation rates of science majors. The program is specifically intended for engineering and computer science.   

  • Expanding the Definition of Who Teaches STEM, When and How

    05/07/2013

    Studies show that the majority of high school students have no contact with an adult who works in a STEM field. In response, a group of non-profit organizations and corporations (with support from the Obama administration) are creating an opportunity for STEM professionals to engage young people in the professional fields, expanding the definition, meaning, and space of STEM teaching.   

  • Coursera Brings Online Instruction To Teachers, Taking Its First Steps Into The K-12 Market

    05/01/2013

    Coursera, one of the frontrunners in the MOOC (massive open online course) development, has just expanded into a new area: K-12 education. Rather than directly offering courses to kids, Coursera is now providing online professional development opportunities to teachers free of cost, in partnership with several distinguished schools such as the University of Washington College of Education.   

  • President Obama to Host White House Science Fair

    04/22/2013

    On Monday, April 22, President Obama hosted the third White House Science Fair, where 100 students from over 40 states exhibited impressive projects and inventions. The accompanying press release featured 100Kin10, specifically its progress in partners, commitments, and pledged funding dollars. The Fair is a critical aspect of the President's Educate to Innovate campaign.   

  • How to Count to 100,000 STEM Teachers in 10 Years

    04/15/2013

    Talia Milgrom-Elcott of Carnegie Corporation of New York, who is co-leading 100Kin10 with Maya Agarwal Lundhagen of Opportunity Equation, shares the history, objectives, and approaches of the 100Kin10 network during an interview with the Smithsonian Magazine.   

  • IBM, NY to create new technical education programs

    02/26/2013

    Because of a partnership between IBM and the state of New York, students at 10 technical high schools will now have the opportunity to earn an associate's degree upon graduation, following their participation in a 6-year program focused on technical skills. IBM will support students at two of the schools; other companies are being recruited to provide these services at the remaining schools.   

  • State Councils Propel STEM Education

    02/26/2013

    As STEM education continues to gain momentum in the media, in policy, and among general practitioners, networks have quickly developed in states across the country to help coordinate the various efforts and organizations working in the field. Although they have similar objectives, these state networks do not share a common approach, funding source, or organizational structure.   

  • Corporations In Your Education: The Future Of STEM

    02/14/2013

    Private sector companies continue to report that, despite the high unemployment rate, they cannot find enough workers skilled in specific STEM fields to fulfill their needs. To counteract this shortage, many companies are going straight to the source, building relationships and creating partnerships with schools and universities to directly impact the kind and quality of STEM education.   

  • 38 New Partners Join 100Kin10, Commit to Bold Efforts to Train and Retain Excellent STEM Teachers

    02/13/2013

    100Kin10 announces 38 new partners committed to the goal of training and retaining 100,000 excellent STEM teachers. The new partners, chosen through a rigorous vetting process conducted by the University of Chicago, bring the total partnership to 159 diverse organizations, including from corporations and school districts to museums and universities.   

  • A Job Crisis? No, it's a skills crisis

    01/16/2013

    Despite the high unemployment rate, a large number of jobs remain unfilled, particularly those in the professional, scientific and technical services sector. One program at the Paul Robeson High School in Brooklyn is addressing this issue head-on, preparing its students for skilled jobs through a unique collaboration between the city Education Department, the City University of New York and IBM.