Thursday, May 24, 2012

Nancy Songer comments on the annual Condition of Education report that shows an increase in high school math and science enrollments

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On May 24, 2012, the U.S. Department of Education released its annual "The Condition of Education" report that summarizes developments and trends in education. This year's report shows an increase in the percentage of students taking math and science classes (comparing student course-taking in 2009 with 1990 activity).

Nancy Songer was interviewed about this trend for a May 24, 2012, Associated Press story:

Nancy Songer, a professor of science education and learning technologies at the University of Michigan, said that once high school students finish their math and reading requirements, there is a noticeable drop in the number that pursue courses in those subjects as an elective.

"Even if we are seeing some bubbles of improvement in enrollment, we are still dramatically under-enrolled compared to what we will need in the future," Songer said.

Jeffrey Mirel also commented on "The Condition of Education" report in a May 24, 2012, Education Week article.

Nancy Songer is a professor in the School of Education.

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