~ Funds will be used to place 33 new teachers in schools in Gloucester, New Kent, York, Williamsburg-James City, Newport News and Hampton ~
WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Senators Mark R. Warner and Tim Kaine (both D-VA) announced that the College of William and Mary (W&M) will receive $1,199,858 in federal funding to recruit Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) students to become secondary school mathematics and science teachers.
“This critical funding will support the recruitment of math and science teachers to six high need school districts,” said the Senators. “Enhancing STEM education is a critical priority, and we are thrilled that William & Mary students and the National Science Foundation are partnering with schools in the local community to pursue this important endeavor.”
The funds, awarded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), will provide scholarships and stipends to help encourage outstanding mathematics majors to explore a career in education, help students sustain an enduring commitment to teaching STEM, and develop students' ability to connect effectively with diverse communities. As a result of the project, William & Mary hopes to prepare and place 33 new teachers to work with six high needs school districts in rural, suburban and urban schools in Gloucester, New Kent, York, Williamsburg-James City, Newport News and Hampton.