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Big Ideas, Small Budget

What advice would you give to first-year teachers who want to give life to their lessons, yet they have a budget that is small or non-existent? — J., Iowa I always had living things in my classrooms— just going to … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: President Releases FY2019 Budget

President Trump released his budget for FY2019 programs on Monday, February 12, and, as expected, has requested significant cuts to key grant programs in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The Administration is requesting $63.2 billion in discretionary funding for … Continue reading

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President Trump Calls for $200 Million Boost for STEM Education

Last week President Trump issued a presidential memorandum calling for a $200 million boost to STEM education and computer science in K–12 schools. The memorandum,  signed during an Oval Office ceremony attended by Ivanka Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: House Marks up FY2018 Appropriations

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS) marked up their FY2018 education budget on Thursday; despite a lower funding level overall from last year, lawmakers seek to cut the Department of Education … Continue reading

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Ed News: Girls Draw Even With Boys In High School STEM Classes

This week in education news, girls now make up about half the enrollment in high school STEM classes; new proposed California bill would exempt teachers from paying state income taxes; U.S. Education Secretary releases new ESSA guidelines; results of the … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: Teacher Appreciation Week, ESSA, and More

There has been a good deal of activity at the Department of Education with the ESSA and on Capitol Hill recently. But first, a shameless plug—mark your calendars now to join NSELA (National Science Education Leadership Association) and NSTA for … Continue reading

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President Obama Releases FY2017 Budget

President Obama released the Administration’s FY2017 budget request this week, including mandatory spending of $4 billion for the opportunity to “give every student from preschool to high school the opportunity to learn hands-on computer science (CS).” The President’s budget provides … Continue reading

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Supplementing a budget decrease

Our principal just informed us that the science department budget will be decreased for next year. It’s already bare bones, so my colleagues and I are interested in finding other funding sources such as grants. What do we need to … Continue reading

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Science on a shoestring

Many of us can appreciate the theme of this issue. As a science teacher, I often wondered what it would be like to have a substantial budget for science equipment and materials. But as the authors of these articles show, … Continue reading

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Professional development on a shoestring

Our district professional development budget is being drastically reduced next year. Each department has been asked how to provide professional development on a shoestring. Do you have any suggestions for our science department? –Lisa, Montgomery, Alabama There are those who … Continue reading

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