In August, GTF committed $500,000 to support 100kin10, a coalition of dozens of organizations led by Carnegie Corporation of New York to increase the number of qualified teachers (100,000 in 10 years), retain top performing teachers, and build a movement to improve STEM education in the U.S.
100kin10 will focus on three challenges of improving STEM education: (1) increasing the supply of qualified teachers, (2) keeping teachers in the classroom with incentive programs for top performers, and (3) getting the public to realize that STEM education is an important issue. To support the first three years of this work, Carnegie Corporation is coordinating philanthropic efforts to raise at least $20 million to fund the work of organizations in this initiative. In August, the foundation’s board of directors committed $500,000 to support the initiative. To learn more about 100kin10, visit 100kin10.org.