Monthly Archives: January 2007
This story about the science FCAT is a mixed bag. It’s sad kids have to be essentially bribed in order to give schools any hope of not nosediving in scores. Ipods, prom tickets, limo rides — the prizes offered at … Continue reading
“People of all ages, and of all levels of experience, are invited to join the Great Backyard Bird Count which spans all of the United States and Canada Feb. 16 to 19. Participants can take part wherever they are. They … Continue reading
This is a funny twist to the annual school science projects. A student develops a cool use for a still, but can’t bring it on his school campus until specific special permission is granted. Tyler Rowland, a student at the … Continue reading
Florida State University chemistry professor and Nobel laureate Harold Kroto is apparently working on some ideas to improve science education. If I’m reading the story correctly, he’s assembling various resources into one program using modern technology. It looks like accessibility … Continue reading
I was wondering when the New York Times would finally add to their series about middle schools. (Post about first story is here.) A second story finally appeared today and focuses on whether middle schools should be eliminated. (Here’s a link … Continue reading
A new website is up for a Florida Science Education Standards Committee.
Here’s an interesting look at whether having a science FCAT is good or bad in the long run. Bruce Alberts raised those concerns during his time as president of the National Academy of Sciences, an organization dedicated to “furtherance of … Continue reading
Kent Hovind — “Dr. Dino” — is due to be sentenced today. He could get up to 288 years according to the article.