100Kin10, a multi-sector partnership with the objective of training 100,000 science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers over the next decade, announced the creation of the Innovation Fund II, with a target of $20 million, to invest in entrepreneurial approaches to bringing more STEM teachers to American classrooms. The partnership’s first fund, which also had a target of $20 million, closed in February 2012 with 15 funders making commitments totaling $24 million. The MacArthur-supported Fund will help identify, prepare, and retain strong STEM teachers, and is structured to allow funders to maintain control over how their respective commitments are invested.
Digital Media & Learning
MacArthur is exploring how digital media are changing the way young people learn, play, socialize, and participate in civic life. The goal is to make education more powerful for all students by creating more opportunities for more youth to engage in learning that is relevant to their lives and prepares them for success in school, the workplace, and their community.