New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy visited Montclair State University in August to congratulate and inspire 30 elementary school teachers engaged in the New Jersey STEM Innovation Fellowship, a new program designed to improve math education for public school students across New Jersey.
“This fellowship is about creating the New Jersey where opportunities and innovation blossom for all of our residents,” Murphy told the teachers. “It’s about creating an educational culture that will continue to draw educators who want to work in an innovative and supportive atmosphere.”
University President Susan A. Cole said she sees mathematics as a language and a way of articulating the world and to think about things differently. “We just have to make sure that everyone has access to this language,” she said.