An American Imperative: Transforming the Recruitment, Renewal, and Retention of our Nation's Mathematics and Science Teaching Workforce

This report details a comprehensive set of recommendations that will serve as the foundation for transforming STEM education in the United States. Recognizing the innate and vital connection between top-caliber teachers, student interest, and achievement, we believe it imperative to focus on improving both the quality and the number of mathematics and science teachers. Our recommendations span three crucial areas—teacher recruitment, retention, and renewal. Our report suggests actions that diverse stakeholders can take to effect change, and outlines specific roles and strategies—from high-impact policy decisions to program ideas tailored to local schools.

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2007
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