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Legislative Update: Congress Agrees to Final FY18 Spending Package

This week both the House and Senate have <finally> passed legislation on federal funding for fiscal year 2018, and President Trump is expected to sign the bill into law, ending the threat of  another government shutdown. The news is good … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: No Deal on FY 2018 Budget

Amid controversy and conversations around immigration, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, budget caps, children’s health insurance, and more, federal lawmakers could not come to an agreement on final spending for FY 2018 federal programs and the federal government … Continue reading

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NSTA Legislative Update: HEA, Budgets, and Taxes

House Education and Workforce Chair Virginia Fox introduced a bill to reauthorize the Higher Education Act (HEA) last week, and her committee will be meeting to mark up the bill on Tuesday, December 12. H.R. 4508 (115), the “Promoting Real … Continue reading

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Ed News: A New Normal in STEM Teaching?

This week in education news, top White House science adviser job still vacant; U.S. Department of Education awards $253 million in grants to expand charter schools; flipped learning still going strong 10 years later; Education Week conducted a preliminary review … Continue reading

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Ed News: Critics Say Proposed NM Science Standards Omit Evolution, Climate Change

This week in education news, New Mexico unveiled proposed science standards that omit references to climate change and evolution; all California teachers with a teaching credential, including preliminary credentials obtained through a traditional teacher preparation program or an intern credential, … Continue reading

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Ed News: VR Is Great, But Here’s Why Hands-On Learning Can’t Disappear

This week in education news, hands-on learning can’t disappear; new data shows that the U.S. teaching force has grown by 13 percent in four years; STEM instruction offers workforce benefits beyond the traditional fields; a new survey shows more than … Continue reading

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Ed News: 8 Principles To Help You Advance To Flipped Learning 3.0

This week in education news, Indiana has work to do on preparing students for college-level coursework; flipped learning is evolving; Iowa teachers are spending the summer learning at externships; Florida has a growing shortage of math and science teachers; lessons … Continue reading

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Legislative Update: Secretary DeVos and Ivanka Trump Team Up for STEM Ed

On Tuesday, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Adviser to the President Ivanka Trump teamed up for a STEM-related reading event at the National Museum of American History and later worked on some STEM-focused projects with the students. Read more here. … Continue reading

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Ed News: The Role Of Science In Boosting Outcomes For English Learners

This week in education news, students attending high-poverty schools have fewer opportunities than students attending low-poverty schools; K-12 school spending got caught up in budget standoffs this year; the number of girls taking AP computer-science exams more than doubled; writing … Continue reading

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Ed News: DeVos’s Hard Line On New Education Law Surprises States

Last week in education news, DeVos’s signals hard-line approach on new federal education law; emergency effort to address teacher shortages in Wisconsin reflects larger education issues; teacher development model shows promising results; STEM education has well over 99 problems—but, for … Continue reading

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