Report: K-8 science ed falls short

09/22/2006 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

K-8 science education in the U.S. suffers from low standards and curriculum that tries to cover too many concepts rather than a few core principles, concludes a report released Thursday by the National Research Council. Among its recommendations, the group called for better teaching training and a blend of direct instruction and hands-on learning.

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