Obama Proposes $1B for Teachers

    In this photo taken Tuesday, May 15, 2012, Partnership for Los Angeles Coordinator of School Improvement Myeisha Phillips, middle, supervises Ritter Elementary School elementary students practicing their math operator skills in Los Angeles. As teacher layoffs result in larger class sizes, schools are increasingly looking to technology to help bear the load. Some charter schools are investing heavily in classroom computers, and Los Angeles Unified is also exploring the idea.  (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

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    The Obama administration is determined to boost the success of U.S. students in science, math, engineering, and technology. Wednesday, it will announce a $1 billion plan to  build an elite roster of teachers by rewarding high-performing educators with salary stipends. In an effort to close the gap between American and international students, the Master Teacher Corps will offer an extra $20,000 to selected teachers who commit to participating for multiple years. President Obama described his goal while speaking at a rally in San Antonio Tuesday. “I’m running to make sure that America has the best education system on earth, from pre-K all the way to post graduate,” he said. “And that means hiring new teachers especially in math and science.”

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