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CEO-led non-profit to focus on STEM initiatives

CEO-led non-profit to focus on STEM initiatives

Change the Equation, a new 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is a response by the business community to the President’s “call to action” at the National Academy of Sciences in spring 2009 for all Americans to join the cause of elevating STEM education as a national priority.

Within a year, Change the Equation will replicate successful privately-funded programs in 100 high-need schools and communities, including robotics competitions, better professional development for math and science teachers, rigorous Advanced Placement (AP) math and science courses, increasing the number of teachers who enter the profession with a STEM undergraduate degree and providing new opportunities to traditionally underrepresented students and underserved communities.

Change the Equation was founded by astronaut Sally Ride, former Intel Chairman Craig Barrett, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Time Warner Cable CEO Glenn Britt, and Eastman Kodak CEO Antonio Perez, with support from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Carnegie Corporation of New York.

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