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Math and Science—In Rural Schools

By Sean Cavanagh — July 15, 2008 1 min read

Anyone interested in how schools, particularly those in rural communities, are recruiting and retaining math and science teachers and attempting to improve instruction in those subjects, might sit in on a forum taking place on Capitol Hill tomorrow (Wednesday, July 16.)

Edvantia, an organization that researches rural school issues, is hosting an event that will highlight the work of the National Science Foundation in promoting math and science education in rural areas. Those communities often struggle to lure and keep capable math and science teachers, already in short supply in schools nationwide.

The forum, which begins at 9 a.m. and runs until 3 p.m., will include presentations from researchers and others who’ve been involved in professional development of rural teachers and administrators in states across the country. Representatives from a number of federal agencies, including the U.S. Department of Education, the Department of Energy, NASA and NSF are scheduled to attend.

For those interested, it’s being held at the Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2325.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Curriculum Matters blog.

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