A new report by the National Academies' National Research Council recommends recruiting science and mathematics scholars with doctoral degrees to become K-12 teachers to address the shortage of qualified teachers in these subjects, while possibly improving math and science education at the same time.

The report, called "Attracting Ph.D.s to K-12 Education: A Demonstration Program for Science, Mathematics, and Technology," is part of an ongoing project to address the nation's shortage of teachers and the shortage of research positions for postdoctoral scholars.

Approximately two-thirds of the nation's K-12 teachers are expected to leave teaching in the next 10


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