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03/04/14

Georgia Signs on to STEM Teaching Initiative

Education Week (03/04/14) Morones, Alyssa

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced that the state would join the Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship program to increase the number of quality teachers in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields. Other states involved in the fellowship program include Michigan, Indiana, New Jersey, and Ohio. Under the program, five of Georgia's higher-education institutions were chosen as fellowship sites, and each will develop masters-level teacher programs that include year-long classroom experience. Twelve fellows will be selected every year by each institution for three years, and these fellows will each receive a $30,000 stipend, support, and mentoring, as well as commit to teaching at a high-need urban or rural school for three years. In addition, each participating university will receive $400,000 matching grants to develop their programs.
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