In Their Push To Improve Science Education AUTHOR: JEFFREY MERVIS, pg. 1

Thousands of scientists may participate in the $75 million effort toward lasting improvements in the way kids are taught

WASHINGTON--This month the National Science Foundation kicks off a $75 million program to improve the way that science and mathematics are taught in United States public schools. Thousands of scientists and engineers throughout the nation, from both academia and industry, are expected to play an important role in this effort, aimed at raising the skills of students in kindergarten through grade 12.

The initiative, conceived 15 months ago in conjunction with the National Governors Association, is one of several attempts now under way to provide U.S. industry with a better-educated science work force for the 21st century and to reduce the millions of dollars now being spent on educational remediation. It also is driven by recent studies that show...

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