Webinar: America’s Math & Science Crisis: How to Fix It


November 12, 2009U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that “none of us should be satisfied” with student results on recent math tests, which revealed that under 40 percent of U.S. students in fourth and eighth grade are proficient in mathematics—and he wants the results to be “a call to action.”At the same time, Secretary Duncan has expressed concern that science has been pushed out of school curricula, and he wants to lure more inspiring math and science educators into the profession. The National Math and Science Initiative and the Carnegie Corporation are both promoting new initiatives, including advocating for common core standards in math. What models should journalists examine and how can they find out what, if anything, the schools and districts they cover are doing to help prepare the country’s 50 million students for secure jobs and higher education in math and science?

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Michele Cahill
Carnegie Corporation of New York

Tom Luce
National Math and Science Initiative

Steve Robinson
Department of Education