What’s this all about?
Started in 2006, the SMarT Project is a collaborative effort between the National School Boards Association (NSBA) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). NSBA and AAAS have joined together to help local school boards address issues related to science, mathematics, and technology education. This work was funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
This web site is organized around the principle that you have questions and you want answers. Visit the problems section to get answers to specific questions, or for general information about science, mathematics, and technology education try starting with solutions. We’ve also provided a list of resources, including model programs, a message board where you can share your thoughts with other users, and a training program to help you and your board become more familiar with current issues affecting science, math and technology education.
Throughout the site you will find video clips that speak to the issues at hand. Many of these clips are from the AAAS/NSBA Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education Seminar that was presented to Kansas and Missouri school boards in June of 2007. Other clips are from a workshop on science, mathematics and technology education presented at NSBA's 2007 annual conference in San Francisco, and from interviews collected while making the video "The Challenge: Initiating Efforts to Improve Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education."
NSBA is a not-for-profit Federation of state associations of school boards across the United States. Its mission is to foster excellence and equity in public education through school board leadership. NSBA achieves that mission by representing the school board perspective before federal government agencies and with national organizations that affect education, and by providing vital information and services to state associations of school boards and local school boards throughout the nation.
AAAS is the world’s largest general scientific society and publisher of the journal Science. AAAS was founded in 1848 and serves some 265 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 1 million. The nonprofit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more.
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