Review and critique of NASA's elementary and secondary education programs

December 10, 2007

Given concerns about the future of the U.S. science and technology work force, federal science agencies are increasingly being looked to as a resource for educating students about science, technology, and engineering, and motivating young people to pursue careers in these fields.

NASA'S ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY EDUCATION PROGRAM: REVIEW AND CRITIQUE, a new congressionally mandated report from the National Research Council, evaluates whether the K-12 program of NASA's Office of Education effectively gets students interested in science, technology, and engineering and gives them in-depth content knowledge. The report also recommends ways to improve the program.

THE REPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE starting at 10 a.m. EST on Tuesday, Dec. 11. Reporters may obtain copies by contacting the Office of News and Public Information, tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

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