The Secretary's Mathematics and Science Initiative was launched in February 2003 to:
- Engage the public in recognizing the need for better mathematics and science education for all children.
- Initiate a campaign to recruit, prepare, train, and retain teachers with strong backgrounds in mathematics and science.
- Develop a research base to improve our knowledge of what boosts student learning in mathematics and science.
The Science Assessment Meeting was held in June 2004 to discuss the state science assessments required by 2007-2008 under No Child Left Behind.
The Secretary's Summit on Science was held in March 2004. See slideshow presentations from the summit. Watch archived webcasts of panel discussions on the science of learning science, professional development and innovative tools, bridging formal and informal learning, national security, and No Child Left Behind.
The Secretary's Summit on Mathematics was held in February 2003. There have been two follow-up meetings since the math summit. These have resulted in planning documents for each of the three goals.