UT Austin Collaborative Tackles Math and Computer Science Teaching Shortages in Texas

UT Austin Collaborative Tackles Math and Computer Science Teaching Shortages in Texas

06.16.2020

The Dana Center, UTeach and WeTeach_CS partnering on joint initiative supported by Microsoft

The improvement of middle school mathematics presents one of the most important and enduring educational challenges in the United States. Two organizations from the College of Natural Sciences at The University of Texas at Austin—the Charles A. Dana Center and UTeach—along with WeTeach_CS from the Texas Advanced Computing Center, have partnered to address the critical needs of Texas educators and students in the areas of mathematics and computer science.

Supported through a grant from Microsoft, the collaboration brings together the expertise of all three organizations to address the math and computer science teaching shortage in Texas. Teacher shortages in rural areas in the state make it difficult for students, particularly those who are underrepresented, to even access the mathematics and computer science courses they need.

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