8 July 2021

National Academies Webinar: "Call to Action for Science Education"

This post is adapted from a National Academies email message:

Students in Science Class
National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine

Science is an essential tool for solving the greatest problems of our time and understanding the world around us. Scientific thinking and understanding are essential for all people navigating the world, not just for scientists and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals.

A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and MedicineCall to Action for Science Education: Building Opportunity for the Future — articulates priorities and makes recommendations to state and national policy makers on how they can elevate science education opportunities so that they are equitable and high quality. It builds on decades of research and dozens of previous reports that have examined the evidence on learning and teaching in K-12 schools and postsecondary institutions.

Members of the committee who wrote the report will give an overview of the key issues, priorities, and recommendations during a free webinar on Tuesday, 13 July 2021, from 1:00 to 2:00 pm ET.


  • Margaret A. Honey (Chair), President/CEO, New York Hall of Science
  • Nancy Hopkins-Evans, Senior Director of State Partnerships, Instruction Partners
  • Francisco Rodriguez, Chancellor, Los Angeles Community College District

Register for the Webinar