Math for America has announced more than three hundred four-year fellowships to math and science teachers in New York City.
The MƒA professional development program awarded fellowships totaling more than $15 million annually to public school teachers in New York City engaged in a broad range of high-quality STEM-focused courses and community events, many of which are designed and facilitated by teachers themselves. The program is designed to support the interests of the MƒA teaching community and provides yearlong opportunities for fellows to deepen their content knowledge, refine their skills, and collaborate with other teachers to explore the best ways to teach all students in their classrooms.
"MƒA fellows are accomplished professionals, and we want them to stay in the classroom," said John Ewing, the organization's president. "The stipends are meant to recognize their achievement, to convey prestige on the teaching profession, and to reward them for their effort in MƒA. We ask much from our teachers, in both time and talent; we should compensate them as we would any highly skilled professionals."