The Carnegie Institution of Washington received a 5-year, $3.7-million grant from the National Science Foundation for the Carnegie Academy for Science Education (CASE). CASE is designed to help classroom teachers in the District of Columbia and improve the quality of science teaching in the city's elementary schools.
CASE will offer 6-week teacher training workshops at Carnegie's headquarters in Washington. The first session will take place this summer, and fifty teachers from five elementary schools will be selected to participate. Three of these schools already participate in Carnegie Institution's First Light Program, where third through sixth graders in the area attend “hands-on” science school at Carnegie on Saturdays during the year. Two of the schools also participated in a pilot teacher-training venture with Carnegie in 1992.