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PS20k to get maths aces into schools; TEACHERS.

Byline: MARK ELLIS Education Correspondent

TOP maths graduates will be offered PS20,000 scholarships to teach the subject in schools to raise standards.

The incentive will see about 150 of the scholarships offered to graduates with first class or 2:1 degrees.

Teaching Agency chief executive Charlie Taylor said: "We want the brightest and best graduates with a strong mathematics background to join the profession.

"These scholarships will help us to do this."

The money is being offered by the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications, along with the London Mathematical Society and the Royal Statistical Society.

Similar schemes have been introduced for physics, chemistry and computer science. Education Secretary Michael Gove said: "Highquality maths education is at the heart of improving our society and economy. It will help raise the status of the teaching profession"

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Dec 21, 2012
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