Math for America

Posted on September 23, 2006  Comments (0)

Math for America is an organization focused on improving math education in the USA. They offer Newton Fellowships for those who would like to become math teachers in New York City (for 180 individuals between 2004 and 2008). They plan to expand the program to other cities in the future. Aplications are due by 9 February, 2007.

Putting his Money Where His Math is by Joshua Roebke:

Nearly 40 percent of all public high school math teachers do not have a degree in math or a related field. Even the best curriculum in the world, the reasoning goes, isn’t going to inspire students if unqualified individuals are teaching them. (In a recent round of testing, the U.S. placed 24th out of 29 nations in math proficiency.)

The fellowships above aim to encourage those with math, and related, degrees to teach math.

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