Monthly Archives: January 2010

Maybe science won’t be left behind

Is the majority of science being left behind in Florida public schools? Florida Rep. Legg tells the Gradebook blog not to worry. Although only one high-stakes end-of-course science exam is now in the works as the Legislature looks to dump … Continue reading

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Let them hear what you have to say

Concerned about how our state is handling public education issues? You will have some influential ears on Monday in Pasco County. Pasco County state representatives Will Weatherford and John Legg, each of whom chairs key education panels in the House, … Continue reading

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They see a problem, but will they DO anything?

Our state legislators claim that they see a problem with Florida’s education system, as outlined by Ms. Haithcock here. Satisfying Florida’s graduation requirements — but not exceeding them — prepares high school students for one thing: remedial coursework at a … Continue reading

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Sen. Storms faces challenge

State Senator Ronda Storms, who we know quite well from her attempts to water down evolution education, is being challenged in the Republican primary. What odds do you give her new opponent? An attorney from Valrico is challenging state Sen. … Continue reading

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Column in paper today

FCS’s Vice President Jonathan Smith had an article in the Lakeland Ledger today entitled The Self-Deception of Ignoring Science. Now is the time to take a long, hard look at ourselves and decide what we expect for our students our … Continue reading

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2010 annual membership meeting

The general public is invitedĀ  to Florida Citizens for Science’s annual general membership meeting January 23, 1:30-4 p.m. It will be held at the Marshall Student Center (Conference Room 3700), University of South Florida, Tampa. FCS members, or those wanting … Continue reading

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Yup, we helped!

Remember our 2nd annual fundraising project hosted here back in September? We raised $1,775 and helped 13 classrooms buy needed science education supplies. I want to share with you thank you letters from the teachers and the cool photos of … Continue reading

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