Panel Urges Closer Cooperation Between Universities and Public Schools
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
High school science teachers returning to the college lab. College professors getting tips on training math teachers from the teachers themselves. School districts and universities sharing science equipment.
That kind of cooperation between higher education and public schools -- some of which already exists -- would bolster science and math training for America's schoolchildren, according to a report issued Wednesday in Washington by the National Research Council.
"It will be of increasing importance that K-12 teachers understand what is going on in research science," said Robbie McClintock, who directs the Institute for Learning Technologies at Columbia's Teachers College. "And research scientists need to be aware that students can make use of the tools that they're developing."