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Science Teachers' Research Experiences Improve Student Results
October 16, 2009
The notion that training teachers in the rigors of hands-on science will directly improve their students' academic performance now has real data behind it. Research assembled over the last decade--now published in the Oct. 16 issue of Science--shows that high-school students' pass rate on New York state standardized tests, called Regents examinations.
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