American Competitiveness Initiative - Education


The ACI proposes $380 million in new Federal funds to invest in the Nation’s education system.

  • Advanced Placement/International Baccalaureate (AP/IB) Program:
    • $122 million investment
    • Train additional 70,000 AP/IB math and science teachers in five years with matching dollar contributions from states and the private sector
    • Increase the number of AP/IB math and science tests passed by low-income students from 230,000 to 700,000
    • Increase funding to $122 million with specific emphasis on math and science
    • Offer incentives and training to teachers to become AP/IB math and science teachers
    • Subsidize AP/IB testing fees for low-income students
  • Establish an Adjunct Teacher Corps program to encourage up to 30,000 math and science professionals to become adjunct high school teachers by the year 2015
    • $25 million investment to encourage partnerships between school districts and public or private organizations involved in science, math, and engineering
  • Improve classroom instructional methods and materials by establishing a National Math Panel ($10 million investment) to evaluate the effectiveness of various ways of teaching math and science
  • Math Now (combined $250 million investment) for
    • Elementary students: help prepare students for advanced math courses in middle and high school
    • Middle School students: help diagnose and remedy students lacking proficient math skills and better align instruction with No Child Left Behind (NCLB) goals
  • Evaluation of Federal Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) education programs to gauge effectiveness in meeting stated goals ($5 million investment)
  • Inclusion of Science Assessments in NCLB accountability

Read more about this topic:  American Competitiveness Initiative

Other articles related to "education":

Internationalization (Globalization and Education)
... Education is becoming increasingly international ... has also promoted the global rules and norms of how the school should operate and what is education ... International Baccalaureate have contributed to the internationalization of education ...
Fort Wayne, Indiana - Infrastructure - Education - Libraries
... In 1997, Places Rated Almanac recognized Fort Wayne as having the highest reading quotient of any place in North America, due in part to the city's quality library system. ...
Yaroslavl - Education
... Amongst the non-state funded institutions for further education in the city is the International Academy for Business and New Technologies (MUBiNT), and also a number of branches from Moscow-based ...
Queens' College, Cambridge - Education At Queens'
... academic disciplines, except the combination of Education with English and Drama ... As in all other Cambridge colleges, undergraduate education is based on the tutorial system ...

Famous quotes containing the word education:

    There must be a profound recognition that parents are the first teachers and that education begins before formal schooling and is deeply rooted in the values, traditions, and norms of family and culture.
    Sara Lawrence Lightfoot (20th century)

    One of the greatest faults of the women of the present time is a silly fear of things, and one object of the education of girls should be to give them knowledge of what things are really dangerous.
    Ellen Henrietta Swallow Richards (1842–1911)

    Bigotry is the disease of ignorance, of morbid minds; enthusiasm of the free and buoyant. Education and free discussion are the antidotes of both.
    Thomas Jefferson (1743–1826)