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Recruitment programs and policies that attract teachers to the teaching profession in the classrooms and schools where they are most needed; retention programs and policies that keep teachers in the classrooms and schools where they are most needed; and renewal programs and policies that provide continual learning opportunities for teachers.

Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN)

Regional Effort
The Ohio STEM Learning Network (OSLN) is a collaborative effort among business, P-12, higher education, non-profit, and government entities aimed at building and connecting STEM teaching and learning capacity in the state of Ohio. ...More

Iowa Math and Science Education Partnership (IMSEP)

Program that Works
The IMSEP is a large, multifaceted endeavor to raise STEM capacity and activity in Iowa. The program spans a network of institutions, including universities, K-12 schools, industry, governmental organizations, museums, zoos, and others. ...More

Research Universities: Working to Improve Undergraduate STEM Education

September 20th, 2011
By Hunter R. Rawlings III, President, Association of American Universities (AAU)
Two out of five entering college freshmen who plan to major in STEM fields switch to non-STEM majors by the time they graduate; in addition, completion rates for STEM majors are lower than for non-STEM majors. Given this gap in the STEM pipeline, and the serious impact it has on our nation, the Association of American Universities last week launched a five-year initiative to improve the quality of undergraduate teaching and learning in STEM fields at our member institutions. ...More

Teach for America—North Carolina

Program that Works
Teach for America is a teacher recruitment and training program that seeks to decrease educational inequality. ...More


Program that Works
UTeach is a flexible teacher certification program for undergraduates pursuing degrees in STEM fields. ...More

Columbia University’s Summer Research Program for Science Teachers

Program that Works
This program allows middle and high school science teachers to participate in summer lab studies in their chosen field. ...More

Hartford Public School (HPS) Leadership for Educational Achievement in Districts (LEAD) project

Program to Watch
The program seeks to increase and accelerate student learning by continually and systematically developing the leadership capacity of all school administrators. ...More

DC College Access Program (DC-CAP)

Program to Watch
Provides DC High School students and parents with social and procedural support and college access information. The organization also offers scholarships, and long term advising. ...More

Reading Apprenticeship

Program that Works
Reading Apprenticeship provides professional development workshops for teachers and train-the-trainer sessions for middle and high school and community college faculty ...More

New Teacher Center

Program that Works
The New Teacher Center improves student learning by helping teachers make a successful transition into their professional responsibilities through the development of mentoring and supervision practices. ...More

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