News FocusGRADUATE TRAINING

Sharp Jump in Teaching Fellows Draws Fire From Educators

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Science  21 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5465, pp. 428
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5465.428

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Next year, the National Science Foundation (NSF) is shrinking its prestigious graduate research fellowship (GRF) program while it expands a new effort that puts graduate students to work in public schools. Critics say that NSF's spending plan reflects a continued erosion of the $55 million GRF program and an overhasty expansion of the teaching fellows program before it has been proven effective. NSF officials dispute both points.