Education Report Roundup

ECS Highlights State Efforts to Recruit Math And Science Teachers

By Sean Cavanagh — April 27, 2006 1 min read

“Mathematics and Science Education in the States” is published by the Education Commission of the States.

As federal officials weigh proposals to improve the quality of mathematics and science education, a new report highlights state-led efforts to recruit new teachers into those subject areas and boost their skills through professional development programs.

At least 31 states have financial incentives in place to address subject-area shortages in different areas of K-12 education—including math and science—according to the study, produced by the Denver-based Education Commission of the States. The report also notes that 17 states currently offer monetary incentives to lure teachers to “hard-to-staff” schools.