“New Era of Science Education” Needed

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Secretary Arne Duncan speaks.

Secretary Arne Duncan speaks.

This morning Secretary Arne Duncan spoke at the National Association of Science Teachers in New Orleans. He said he aims to “launch a new era of science education in America.”

There are plenty of obstacles to improving science education, none of them new. What’s new is there’s now money for it. There’s over $100 billion in stimulus bill for education. Some of the money can be used for science labs and technology. It can also help provide additional pay for teachers in high-need subjects like science and math.

Great teachers are the key, and Arne wants to reward them. He is a big believer in differential pay. He wants teachers and principals who do a great job to be paid more.

Read the speech and Ed Week’s post about the speech.

ED Web Team