N.M. develops plan to fill math, science teaching posts

01/24/2013 | Education Week

Citing a shortage of math and science teachers particularly in rural and low-income areas in New Mexico, state officials are proposing a plan that calls for $2 million to bring qualified teachers in those subjects to the schools that need them most. The plan includes student loan forgiveness, bonuses, and the expansion of Advanced Placement math and science course offerings. "Math and science are at the core of New Mexico's efforts to ensure that today's students can get a job in the market that will demand those skills when they graduate," Gov. Susana Martinez said in a statement.

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