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Ed News: Art Can Make Science Easier to Remember

This week in education news, new California bill could ban animal dissection from schools; using art in science class helped students retain what they learned longer; educators more likely to strike in lowest-paid districts and states; Wyoming State Board of … Continue reading

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Ed News: Should Teachers Choose Their Own PD?

This week in education news, new study finds novice teachers are more likely to end up in schools with fewer veteran co-workers; Wyoming Ed Board disagrees on the direction of the state’s proposed computer science standards; students see more success … Continue reading

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Ed News: We Must Restore Respect to the Teaching Profession

This week in education news, new legislation introduced in ban animal dissection in California schools; House passes the Supporting Veterans in STEM Careers Act; teachers need to have a voice; professional development is a term that many educators have come … Continue reading

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Ed News: Paid Professional Development Key to Teaching STEM Effectively

This week in education news, more state governments should take necessary steps to ensure they can provide public support for paid professional development for teachers of STEM subjects; new study finds programs with strong organization structures are the key to … Continue reading

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Ed News: Early An Overlooked Solution for Diversifying STEM

This week in education news, educators want Pennsylvania to adopt science standards that help students recognize that science is part of everyday life; low-income students are much less likely than high-income students to complete four years of high school science; … Continue reading

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Ed News: Early STEM Provides Critical Foundation for Future Learning

This week in education news, a New York City high school entrance exam finds brightest girls do better in STEM classes than on standardized entrance exams; the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation plans to invest in professional development providers; science … Continue reading

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Supportive communities for teaching science in the early childhood years

There are times when educators miss opportunities to support young children’s interest in exploring and  learning about natural phenomena. We might be otherwise engaged, too focused on the next activity, or uncomfortable with what is happening. We might be talking … Continue reading

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Ed News: In America’s Science Classroom, The Creep Of Climate Skepticism

This week in education news, fewer foreign students are choosing to study at U.S. universities; Alaska school district grows fresh food for school lunch program and supports local employment; Missouri Governor signs STEM education and computer science bill; to become … Continue reading

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Staying sharp

After a number of years working in the science industry I have now become a teacher. Do you have suggestions for maintaining my skills in both education and science? – B., Arizona I like your plan to stay current and … Continue reading

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Summer PD for Teachers in National Parks

“I [couldn’t] believe I was getting paid for this,” says Eric Riemer, fourth- and fifth-grade science teacher at Park City Elementary School in Park City, Kentucky, of his experience this past summer as a National Park Service (NPS) Teacher Ranger Teacher (TRT).  Continue reading

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