Aiming to boost U.S. global competiveness through a focus on the mathematics and science performance of American schoolchildren, Helios Education Foundation and University of South Florida are partnering to build a teacher preparation pipeline that will place 80 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers in Hillsborough County public middle schools by 2017.
The Helios Education Foundation has awarded a $49,926 grant to Improving Fifth Grade Students' Understanding of Rational Numbers, a project instituted by the University of Arizona College of Education.
The statistics are staggering: among 30 developed countries, the U.S. is ranked 25th in math and 21st in science. Literacy is the number-one predictor of a child's ability to succeed in school. In fact, the majority of kids who read below grade level in first grade will most likely still read below grade level in the fourth grade and may never catch up. Now, a new documentary film dares to shed light on the country’s educational system and hopes to spark a social action wave aimed at ensuring a quality educational system for every student in the country.