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ERIC Number: EJ763152
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-2
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Math-Science Bills Advance in Congress
Hoff, David J.; Cavanagh, Sean
Education Week, v26 n35 p1, 23 May 2007
Improving K-12 instruction and student achievement in mathematics and science is at the heart of separate bills intended to bolster America's economic standing that won overwhelming approval in both houses of Congress last week. The House on April 24 approved the 10,000 Teachers, 10 Million Minds Science and Math Scholarship Act by a vote of 389-22. The House also approved a science and technology bill that day, and a bill to provide loans to small technology businesses the next day. Both those bills passed by large margins. The Senate passed its bill, 88-8, on April 25. "The American Competes Act is the best way to keep more of the jobs of the 21st century right here in America and the best way to ensure that the children have the skills to keep America at the forefront of innovations and discovery," Senator Mitch McConnell, R-Kentucky, the Senate minority leader. Both the House and the Senate bills would do more to attract new teachers to the profession and provide more in-service training to veteran educators who need to improve their expertise in various science subjects, said Gerald F. Wheeler, the executive director of the 56,000-member National Science Teachers Association.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
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Language: English
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