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Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST): Nominations close April 1

The National Science Foundation is currently accepting nominations and applications for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program. PAEMST is the highest recognition that a kindergarten through 12th grade mathematics or science teacher may receive for outstanding teaching in the United States. Presidential awardees receive a citation signed by the President of the United States, a trip for two to Washington DC to attend a series of recognition events and professional development opportunities, and a $10,000 award from the National Science Foundation.

Anyone may nominate a teacher by completing the nomination form available on the PAEMST website ( www.paemst.org). Teachers may also initiate the application process at www.paemst.org/apply.

The Nomination Deadline is April 1, 2011. This date gives the nominated teacher enough time to thoroughly prepare an application prior to the application deadline. The Application Deadline is May 2, 2011 for secondary school teachers (Grades 7-12). Elementary school teachers (Grades K-6) are eligible to apply in 2012. The National Science Foundation administers PAEMST on behalf of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.