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NMSU key player in mathematics and science education Town Hall

New Mexico State University will participate in a Town Hall discussing mathematics and science education in New Mexico Nov. 17-19 at the Glorieta Conference Center in Glorieta, N.M.


nt is being presented by the New Mexico Partnership for Mathematics Science Education (NMPMSE) in collaboration with New Mexico First to address ways to improve mathematics and science education.

"This Town Hall gives us an opportunity for building consensus on concrete, short-term research based on recommendations to improve math and science education in New Mexico," said Rick Scott, professor of curriculum and instruction in the NMSU College of Education. "It is felt that the level of math and science learning in New Mexico is not adequate to our children's success in life and to our national economic health and security."

Scott said NMSU's involvement in math and science education and its collaboration with Ohio State University to develop games on handheld technologies, such as iPods, makes it an interested party in the Town Hall.

Michael Kestner of the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Elementary and Secondary Education will be the keynote speaker.

NMPMSE is an organization of individuals and institutions committed to improving the quality and quantity of education in science, mathematics, engineering, and related fields in New Mexico.

New Mexico First strives to effect change in New Mexico by addressing policy issues through the Town Hall process. For more information log on to www.nmfirst.org.