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January 31, 2014
100Kin10, a multi-sector network addressing the national imperative to train 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2021, today announced 31 new partner organizations.
More and better-trained STEM teachers are essential to prepare America’s students to fully participate in our democracy and to understand and respond to complex national and global challenges. To compete in the global marketplace and provide opportunity to all young Americans, all students—not just those fortunate enough to attend certain schools— must have basic STEM skills and knowledge. 100Kin10 now includes nearly 200 partners unified by a single, ambitious goal: to prepare all students with the high-quality STEM knowledge and skills to equip them for success in college and the workplace.
By Derrell Carter, Boeing Global Corporate Citizenship
December 10, 2013
CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2013 – Boeing will make five $50,000 grants to Chicago-area leaders as part of its annual Game Changer Awards, which recognize individuals who have created innovative programs and initiatives to benefit Chicago communities. The grants will fund each organization’s ongoing work.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Boeing leaders presented the awards at a ceremony at the Garfield Park Conservatory.
“Giving back to our communities is important to our employees and a core value of Boeing, and we’re proud to partner with these leaders in the amazing work they do to improve the environment, education, health and human services, arts and culture and civic engagement in Chicago,” said Tony Parasida, senior vice president, Boeing Human Resources and Administration. “These recipients deserve recognition for rolling up their sleeves, taking initiative and solving problems in their neighborhoods and communities.”
The 2013 Game Changer Award recipients are:
By the U.S. Department of Education
November 25, 2013
As part of ED Goes Back to School Principal Shadow Week, dozens of Education Department officials spent time this week learning about the work of principals by job shadowing them at school.
More than 45 principals paired up with Education officials, which gave the department an opportunity to see the successes and challenges of implementing reform efforts at the school-level.
Many staff members shadowed principals in the D.C. metro area, in addition to schools in Massachusetts, Maryland, and Virginia. In Baton Rouge, La., Acting U.S. Deputy Security of Education Jim Shelton shadowed Principal Viola Jackson as she made her rounds through Capitol Middle School, part of the East Baton Rouge Parish School System.
“This is a valuable opportunity for us to learn what principals do to improve instruction and increase student performance in schools,” said U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. “It also enables us to honor the work of our nation’s school leaders. Great principals are among the keys to America’s children getting a first-rate education. The department is thankful for the principals who opened up their schools to our entire team and provided us with this unique opportunity to learn more.”
Today, Duncan met with Education Department employees and their principal “shadowees” to debrief with them on their principal shadowing experiences and how they may apply it to their work at the department. The Education Department is partnering in the effort with the National Association of Elementary School Principals, the National Association of Secondary School Principals and New Leaders.