Schools struggle to fit in more science lessons

03/4/2011 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Elementary schools in Boston and across the country are struggling to incorporate science lessons into the school day amid other subjects, such as reading and math that are tied to accountability measures. The amount of science instruction students receive varies by school and district, but many educators say students need more hands-on lessons beginning in elementary school to help prepare for careers in science fields -- a stated federal goal under the Obama administration.

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