Teacher Support

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute is giving $22.5 million over five years to research universities to support the UTeach program, ScienceInsider reports. UTeach, started at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, helps train K-12 teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math, and the program has now been put into place at 33 other institutions, according to the program's website.

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