On April 7, DIRECTV and the nonprofit Teach for America announced the launch of an exciting new partnership designed to expand access to excellent math instruction in high-need communities.
The announcement was made at the Santee Education Complex in Los Angeles during an event dubbed MATHx, where hundreds of students, teachers and representatives of various STEM-based organizations enjoyed a program of energizing talks and interactive demonstrations (pictured, below).
As part of the new partnership, Teach for America, one of the largest and most diverse providers of STEM teachers in the country, will receive $250,000 from DIRECTV in support of its national efforts to recruit, train, and support math educators, with its Los Angeles, Oklahoma, and Colorado regions receiving dedicated funding. Oklahoma and Colorado will also be the next states to host MATHx events.
“DIRECTV is excited to partner with Teach for America to create math opportunities for students across the country,” says Mike White (pictured, above, third from right), chairman, president and CEO of DIRECTV, and also a featured speaker at MATHx. “As a technology company, math is at the heart of everything we do and it is essential to our nation’s ability to thrive in the future. By supporting Teach for America’s national math efforts and bringing together leading voices in math education across three cities, we hope to shine a light on this important subject and inspire the next generation of students to be passionate math learners.”
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