Lending program allows schools to use high-tech science equipment

09/13/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Students at four high schools in the Boston area will have access to high-tech science equipment that few public schools can afford, thanks to a pilot lending program at Tufts University. Undergraduate students from the university are helping to train teachers to use such equipment as DNA amplifiers, which allow students to conduct open-ended experiments. "We'll be able to do today's science in the classroom, not just the science of 10 years ago," one educator said.

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