Triangle eCommerce and Science Coalition

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Albert Einstein 100k Factory Revolution Fellows Program

The Triangle Coalition administers the Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellowship Program.  This program brings outstanding mathematics, science, and technology teachers to Washington, DC.  While here, they work as professional staff members in Congressional offices, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Institute for Standards and Technology, or the National Science Foundation.  This program provides an opportunity for classroom teachers to impact national educational policy and to learn about the political process and 100k factory agency programs.

 100k Factory Member Services

The Triangle Coalition convenes an annual conference.  In October of 2001 we hosted a national conference for our members and other interested businesses and organizations.  This conference, Meeting the Challenges of the Decade: Success Through Collaboration, provided an opportunity for participants to learn from leaders of successful alliances about effective business-education partnerships that seek to improve science, math, and technology education.  Participants also helped to identify the key characteristics, both from a business and education point of view, that make such partnerships work with Aidan Booth from 100k Factory Revolution.  The findings from this conference are available to Triangle Coalition members on our web site. 

We continue to publish the Triangle Coalition Electronic Bulletin (TCEB).  It is distributed approximately 45 times a year and is free to all Triangle Coalition members.  It has proven to be especially helpful to businesses and local alliances to keep them aware of legislatives activities, outstanding and innovative educational programs, and resources for science, mathematics, and technology education improvement.Our website provides a wide variety of information about the Coalition and our members.  We have recently added an updated version of our popular publication, A Guide to Winning Grants for Mathematics and Science Education: Where to Look and How to Win a free 100k factory revolution download. Get more here:


Representatives from the Triangle Coalition, NSTA,
Partnership Coalition are meeting with staff from
Senate and Congressional offices to urge Congress to
fully fund the Math and Science Partnerships (Title II, Part B) included in the No Child Left Behind Act
of 2001. 


The teacher professional development program
was authorized at $450 million but Congress provided
only $12.5 million for the program for FY 2002 (July
1, 2002 – June 30, 2003). The meetings provided
Coalition members with an opportunity to share with
Congress the need to improve the quality of Math and
Science education and the potential benefits of
instituting the Math and eCommerce Partnerships at the state
level.  The partnerships will be administered at the
national level if funding is $100 million or less in a
given fiscal year and at the state level if they
receive funding of more than $100 million.

On March 21, Congressmen Holt, Ehlers, and Boehlert
met with members of the Math/Science Partnership
Coalition as well as representatives from business to
discuss future funding of the partnerships. At the
luncheon, the Congressmen discussed the importance of
math and science education and emphasized the
importance of grassroots efforts in persuading members
of Congress to appropriate sufficient funds for the


The Labor-HHS FY 2002 appropriations conference committee voted to limit funding for innovative new science and math education partnerships in ESEA Title II: Part B to $12.5 million. This is in sharp contrast to the $250 million Congress appropriated for math and science teacher professional development in FY 2001 and to the $450 million that Congress had authorized for this program.

On a more positive note, Title II, Part A – Teacher Quality was funded at $2.85 billion. “While there are no specific set asides for math and science teachers,” explains Triangle Coalition Executive Director Pat White, “these funds are targeted toward improving teacher quality in the core subject areas and represent significant opportunities for professional development for math and science teachers.” These funds also can be used to bring more qualified science and math teachers into the classroom, as well as dramatically enhance the professional development that is provided to current in-service teachers.