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MATH AND SCIENCE

Obama to Build Master Teachers Corps

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.”