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Scientists are a rich resource in our society that may be useful in strengthening science and mathematics education in schools across the country. The National Science Foundation (NSF) asked RAND to study the range of NSF programs that connect science graduate and undergraduate students to K-12 classrooms. This book identifies the impacts, challenges, and strategies of these programs within the broader issue of creating university-school partnerships as a strategy for science education reform.

The research described in this report was performed under the auspices of RAND Science and Technology.

This report is part of the RAND Corporation monograph report series. The monograph/report was a product of the RAND Corporation from 1993 to 2003. RAND monograph/reports presented major research findings that addressed the challenges facing the public and private sectors. They included executive summaries, technical documentation, and synthesis pieces.

The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.