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U.S.'s Best Science and Math Teachers to Get Bonuses

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Science  27 Jul 2012:
Vol. 337, Issue 6093, pp. 401
DOI: 10.1126/science.337.6093.401

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Embracing the recommendations of a presidential advisory board, the U.S. Department of Education is launching a $100 million program to pay select science and math teachers more money to reward excellence in the classroom. It's the first step in what the Obama Administration hopes will become a 10,000-strong corps of master teachers working to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education in the nation's elementary and secondary schools. That vision, however, faces stiff resistance in Congress.