In a growing movement to provide a strong STEM education to the nation's children, the Philadelphia Education Fund is playing its part. The Ed Fund was invited in 2012 to become a partner in 100Kin10, a collaborative approach that responds to the national imperative to prepare, deploy, and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the coming 10 years. The Ed Fund meet this goal through the work of the Philadelphia Teacher Residency.
The purpose of the 100Kin10 movement is to reverse our country’s decades-long decline in STEM subjects, to ensure that all children have the basic STEM literacy to be full participants in our economy and democracy, and to enable our country’s students to address the most pressing national and global challenges.
Only two (2%) of the 100Kin10 partners are from Pennsylvania, and the Ed Fund is honored to be one of them. As this movement for social change takes off, the Ed Fund looks forward to continuing to do its part to support and strenghten STEM education in Philadelphia.
100Kin10 is a multi-sector mobilization that responds to the national imperative to prepare, deploy, and support 100,000 excellent STEM teachers over the coming 10 years. Partners, including but not limited to corporations, school districts, museums, institutes of higher education, foundations, federal agencies, professional associations, states, and nonprofit organizations, apply their particular assets to creatively and strategically address the challenges of increasing the supply of excellent STEM teachers, developing and retaining excellent STEM teachers, and building the 100Kin10 movement.