1. Part three of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics & Science Education launch event in Washington, DC on June 10th, 2009.

    This section includes remarks from Secretary of Education Arne Duncan; Erica Davis, 9th grade student, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington, D.C.; Phillip Griffiths, Commission Chair, Institute for Advanced Study; and Harold Varmus, President, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Chair, Presidential Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.

    The “opportunity equation” means transforming education in the United States so that every student reaches higher levels of mathematics and science learning. The nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the global economy depend on a broad foundation in math and science, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of social mobility for young people that lie at the heart of the American dream.

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  2. Part two of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics & Science Education launch event in Washington, DC on June 10th, 2009.

    This section includes remarks from Phillip Griffiths, Commission Chair, Institute for Advanced Study; Michele Cahill, Commission Co-Chair, Carnegie Corporation of New York; Amar Ramroop, 12th grade student, Hillcrest High School, NYC; and Erica Davis, 9th grade student, Friendship Collegiate Academy, Washington, D.C.

    The “opportunity equation” means transforming education in the United States so that every student reaches higher levels of mathematics and science learning. The nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the global economy depend on a broad foundation in math and science, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of social mobility for young people that lie at the heart of the American dream.

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  3. Dr. Vartan Gregorian, president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, welcomes educators, nonprofit organizations, policymakers and business leaders to the Carnegie Corporation of New York-Institute for Advanced Study Commission on Mathematics & Science Education’s report, The Opportunity Equation, launch event in Washington, DC on June 10, 2009.

    The “opportunity equation” means transforming education in the United States so that all students reach higher levels of mathematics and science learning. The nation’s capacity to innovate for economic growth and the ability of American workers to thrive in the global economy depend on a broad foundation in math and science, as do our hopes for preserving a vibrant democracy and the promise of social mobility for young people that lie at the heart of the American dream.

    Features remarks by Vartan Gregorian, the twelfth president of Carnegie Corporation of New York, a grant-making institution founded by Andrew Carnegie in 1911.

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Carnegie-IAS Launch Event

Carnegie-IAS Commission

Washington, D.C., June 10th, 2009

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