Each year, America’s high-tech industries must import tens of thousands of workers to fill jobs for which they can find no qualified American graduates. In an economy driven by technological innovation, skills in science and mathematics are essential.
Under grants received from public sector funders including the National Science Foundation, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Education, as well as corporate and foundation partners, the Foundation produced more than 70 educational video programs designed to invigorate mathematics and science instruction.
This work has received more than 150 awards, including three Peabody awards.
These programs feature two of America’s most beloved mathematics teachers: the legendary Jaime Escalante, whose story was told in the popular film Stand and Deliver and Presidential, Essence, Disney and Kilby award winner Kay Toliver of East Harlem.
As an ongoing activity, Foundation staff work to ensure that teachers are aware of these materials and to provide them for use in programs to improve student performance and teacher skill.
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