Holly Haber, Dallas Morning News
Texas Instruments and its namesake foundation have given $6.2 million this year to support science, technology, engineering and math education from kindergarten through 12th grade.
Most of the money — $5.3 million — will fund teacher recruitment, development and retention in areas where TI has facilities: North Texas, the San Francisco Bay area and South Portland, Maine.
"We are seeking to improve STEM education at its root by arming teachers with the tools they need to teach math and science more effectively," said Andy Smith, director of corporate philanthropy and foundation executive director.
Local grants will also support the TI Innovation Center at the Girl Scouts of North Texas STEM Center of Excellence that's due to open next spring, a two-year principal training program for Dallas Independent School District and Uplift Education, and STEM programs at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Dallas, Girls Inc., Real School Gardens and in schools.