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Web Site Matches U.S. Scientists With Teachers Looking for Help

Science  04 Dec 2009:
Vol. 326, Issue 5958, pp. 1332
DOI: 10.1126/science.326.5958.1332

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A new, interactive Web site designed to match scientists and classroom teachers from across the United States in projects aimed at improving learning, nationallabday.org, is one element in a White House initiative to encourage private-private partnerships in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education. The initiative, dubbed Educate to Innovate, doesn't involve any new federal dollars. But it got a boost last week from President Barack Obama, who praised the private sector's promised investment of $260 million in a variety of projects, some new but many with a long track record.