100Kin10 is working to persuade STEM majors that teaching is an awesome way to start their careers.
In his 2011 State of the Union address, President Obama named one challenge as central to our country's future and issued a call to action: prepare 100,000 new, excellent science, technology, engineering, and mathematics teachers over the next 10 years. 100Kin10, launched in 2011, is a national network designed to address that call, bringing together committed stakeholders to address the need for excellent STEM teachers for the nation's K-12 classrooms.
100Kin10 challenged a broad cross-section of organizations, including federal agencies, states, school districts, universities, nonprofit organizations, corporations, and foundations, to take a fresh look at their resources and consider how to apply them strategically to improve STEM teaching and learning. To date, more than 150 vetted, best-in-class partner organizations have made commitments in three categories: increasing the supply of STEM teachers, retaining excellent STEM teachers, and building the 100Kin10 network. These 150 have together trained more than 12,000 teachers in the two years since 100Kin10's launch and have committed to recruit and prepare 37,000 STEM teachers over the first five years of the effort.