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U.S. Programs Ask Faculty to Help Improve Schools

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Science  11 Jan 2002:
Vol. 295, Issue 5553, pp. 265
DOI: 10.1126/science.295.5553.265

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This month the National Science Foundation will unveil guidelines for a new $160 million program to improve math and science education in the nation's elementary and secondary schools. The effort builds on the latest buzzword in science education: partnerships. In this case, the intended partners are university scientists and local school districts. But federal officials admit that the new partnership programs are only one step in training better teachers and raising student test scores.