A group of 41 additional educational organizations on Thursday pledged to address the root causes of the Unites States’ shortage of K-12 teachers in science, technology, engineering, and math.

Announced by 100Kin10, a group dedicated to ameliorating the STEM teacher shortage, the newly committed nonprofits, academic institutions, private companies and government agencies join an existing cohort of some 300 organizations. Responding to President Barack Obama’s call during his 2011 State of the Union address to train 100,000 new STEM teachers within a decade, the partner organizations are working to recruit, prepare and support those teachers.

“100Kin10 realized from the beginning that there was no way to get to a goal this big if we didn’t make it possible for lots of people and organizations to contribute,”

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