Insular teacher awards bill now law

Aug 15, 2022
Insular teacher awards bill now law

One science or math teacher from the Marianas can be selected each year for a Presidential Award for Excellence under provisions of a bill I wrote that the President signed into law. The selected Marianas teacher will receive $10,000 from the National Science Foundation and will participate in expert-led training and collaboration opportunities in Washington. Currently, Marianas teachers must compete with teachers from American Samoa, Guam, and the Virgin Islands for the annual prize. My STEM Educator Awards Equity Act makes the Presidential Award available in each of these insular areas and was included in the CHIPS and Science Act, H.R. 4346, passed by Congress last month. H.R. 4346 makes historic investments to strengthen American manufacturing, supply chains, research, and development of our science and technology workforce. Read more about the CHIPS and Science Act here.