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ExxonMobil Foundation Grant to Teach For America to Recruit, Prepare Math and Science Teachers for Schools in Low-Income Communities
February 6th, 2011
The ExxonMobil Foundation is contributing $500,000 to Teach For America to recruit and train more than 400 outstanding recent college graduates to teach math and science in public middle schools in low-income communities in Dallas, Houston, South Louisiana and Washington, D.C.
The grant benefits Teach For America's initiative to bring more effective and better qualified math and science teachers to high-need schools in our country's urban and rural districts. This donation is expected to directly impact more than 27,000 students in inner-city classrooms.
According to the National Assessment of Educational Progress, there is a 27-point gap in math skills...
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Source: Investment Business Weekly (2011-02-06)