Texas Instruments (TI) announced that corporate and foundation grants of more than $3 million in 2016 will go toward improving K–12 STEM education in Dallas ISD.
The TI foundation grants include:
- $1.7 million towards the training of up to 216 Dallas ISD middle school science teachers at Southern Methodist University, in hopes of reaching 46,000 students.
- $1.3 million to Teach for America in support of 60 Dallas ISD and Uplift Education school’s math and science teachers.
Additional grants will be distributed to:
- Teaching Trust for Dallas ISD campus leadership teams’ one-year training program.
- Dallas ISD Foundation’s annual Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards to recognize outstanding STEM teachers.
- Support 500 students in the TexPREP (Texas Pre-freshman Engineering Program) program in Dallas ISD through the University of Texas at San Antonio.
“Our focus is on collaborative strategies to improve teaching effectiveness and student success in STEM education,” said Andy Smith, executive director of the TI Foundation and TI director of corporate philanthropy. “We seek out effective partners who share our goals, make strategic investments and develop long-term relationships with educators and their organizations to support proven, successful programs that can be scaled and replicated. Working together, we believe all students can move forward and experience greater success in STEM.”