U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan Will Highlight the Need for STEM Teachers at the 100Kin10 Partner Summit in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan will deliver remarks at the 100Kin10 Partner Summit on Tuesday, Feb.21, at 9 a.m. ET at the Google offices in Washington, D.C. Duncan will celebrate the launch of this cross-sector partnership of over 100 organizations, the 100Kin10 coalition. These organizations are rising to a challenge first issued by President Obama in 2010 to recruit, train and retain 100,000 new teachers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) subjects over the next decade.

This partnership, led by the Carnegie Corporation of New York and Opportunity Equation, has already secured a $22 million investment from foundation and private sector donors, as well as significant commitments to achieve the goal from individual partners like Teach for America, Google and the University of Chicago.

Duncan will also discuss the Obama Administration's many initiatives to strengthen and increase the teaching profession and STEM instruction in the U.S., including a proposal in the President's 2013 Budget for an $80 million competition to support innovative methods for training effective STEM teachers. The Obama Administration's 2013 proposed budget also includes a new $5 billion competitive program to challenge states and districts to work with teachers, unions, colleges of education and other stakeholders to comprehensively reform the field of teaching.

A media availability will be held from 9:45 to 10 a.m. ET.