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Carnegie Institution's NSF Award Gives Boost To Science Education

Under a five-year grant, teachers and scientists will share in an effort to stimulate student interest in science Scientists, educators, and policymakers are giving high marks to a recently announced National Science Foundation grant aimed at improving science teaching in Washington, D.C.-area elementary schools. The five-year, $3.7 million grant awarded to the Carnegie Institution, located in Washington, will be used to create a

Karen Kreeger

Under a five-year grant, teachers and scientists will share in an effort to stimulate student interest in science
Scientists, educators, and policymakers are giving high marks to a recently announced National Science Foundation grant aimed at improving science teaching in Washington, D.C.-area elementary schools.

The five-year, $3.7 million grant awarded to the Carnegie Institution, located in Washington, will be used to create a new entity: the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE). The academy will offer a series of six-week teacher-training programs combining expertise from educators and scientists to introduce to Washington-based teachers innovative methods for getting elementary students excited about science.

"I'm very pleased to see that it [CASE] is happening in Washington, D.C.... I think it's important to show what this hands-on science education can do for children in Washington, where it is visible to important leaders," says Bruce Alberts, president of the National Academy of Sciences and...

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