Monthly Archives: April 2009

Where is a stickman when you need one?

We’ve got serious problems, folks. You see all these great prizes? We’re talking books and movies and computer software and shirts and hats and games. The bad news is that most of that stuff is going to go unclaimed. You … Continue reading

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Video of evolution panel discussion now up

WJCT finally has the video from their “Schools, science and the state” forum discussion up. Make sure all sharp or heavy objects are out of reach as you watch.

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Graduation standards bill declared dead

The Gradebook blog says that SB2654 is down for the count. Senate sponsor Thad Altman, R-Melbourne, said tonight that SB 2654 won’t be heard on the Senate floor — though the proposal passed the House barely two weeks ago — … Continue reading

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Now physics is gone

Sheesh, activity in the legislature can turn on a dime. Paul R says the following in the comments of the previous post on science education bills: HB 7087 is a disaster and it has supplanted all other bills and now … Continue reading

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This and that

— Jerry Coyne could use your input concerning homeschooling and evolution. Are there any quality homeschooling science materials out there? — Students take ‘trip’ to the sun; Scientists show pupils what physicists do. — Reptile Discovery Center slithers into DeLand. … Continue reading

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President Obama Supports Science Education

President Obam spoke before the National Academy of Science this morning (a audio recording can be found here¬†) and he announced some new and potentially historic investments in science. What I found to be of particular interest was his comments … Continue reading

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A close one

Forgive me; this is not science education related. But it’s a pretty big deal to me. My 17-year-old daughter is alive and unharmed. Yesterday she flipped the car. A deer dashed in front of her. She swerved and went off … Continue reading

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Physics made a comeback

This is an update to Jonathan’s earlier post tracking bills related to science education. Physics made a comeback on the floor of the Florida House of Representatives late yesterday afternoon.¬† Late the previous night, Representative Fresen, sponsor of the House … Continue reading

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