The United States Innovation and Competition Act (USICA), which would boost science, technology, engineering and math in K-12 and higher education, “is a good start — but it’s incomplete,” writes Mark Schneider, director of the Institute of Education Sciences at the U.S. Department of Education.

“Attention to applied education research is missing, meaning the very foundation for so much of the work that USICA will support is weak,” Schneider writes for The 74. “As a nation, there is a great deal that we need to learn about how to improve instruction in math and science.”

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