Volume 94 Issue 5 | p. 26
Issue Date: February 1, 2016

Science Education Turns To The States

New K–12 education law includes more potential for states to create science programs
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: science, education, congress, obama, states

The first major rewrite of federal K–12 education law in a decade includes important new nods to science. But whether U.S. science education ends up getting a major boost will depend largely on how states decide to spend federal grant money.

President Barack Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act into law in December 2015. It replaces the President George W. Bush-era No Child Left Behind law, which was unpopular . . .

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