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NSF to Send College Students Into Schools

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Science  13 Nov 1998:
Vol. 282, Issue 5392, pp. 1238-1239
DOI: 10.1126/science.282.5392.1238

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) has decided to go national with efforts to place science-literate students into elementary and secondary school classrooms. The new program would offer students something on a par with the prestigious NSF graduate research fellowships as a way to help teachers and entice more graduates into science teaching careers. NSF officials have yet to work out details of the program, which would begin with a special grants competition this winter to give out $12 million in 3-year awards to universities.