NAS Publishes Report on High School Chemistry Education in the USA

Free report in brief and full report are available. To identify key leverage points for improving high school chemistry education, the National Academies’ Chemical Sciences Roundtable held a public workshop that brought together representatives from government, industry, academia, scientific societies, and foundations involved in outreach programs for high school chemistry teachers. Presentations at the workshop, which was held in August 2008, addressed the current status of high school chemistry education; provided examples of public and private outreach programs for high school chemistry teachers; and explored ways to evaluate the success of these outreach programs.