Monthly Archives: March 2010

Tougher graduation requirements: do it right, not fast

An editorial in the Lakeland Ledger cautions against setting kids up for failure in math/science education as bills requiring tougher graduation requirements moves through the state legislature. Students who don’t receive the necessary groundwork for math and science courses in … Continue reading

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Home-school science textbook story localized

A TV station in Tallahassee did a story on textbooks used for home schooling. It’s an attempt to localize a story done by the AP earlier this month: “Top home-school texts dismiss Darwin, evolution“. The Florida TV station’s story is … Continue reading

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Possibilities seem endless

Our very own Florida Citizens for Science treasurer, Kathy Savage, was featured in an article about a new program her high school is engaged in that promotes advanced science! Way to go, Kathy! This cutting edge program [Bioscience Technology Program … Continue reading

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Up Date, FCS Seminar an Outstanding Success

This passed weekend the Florida Academy of Sciences hosted its 74th Annual Meeting March 19-20 at Indian River State College, Fort Pierce. As part of that meeting, Florida Citizens for Science conducted a seminar: For those of us who were … Continue reading

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Scott in Tallahassee

OK, people … why are you not telling me about these events? Good grief! Eugenie C. Scott from the National Center for Science Education will be talking in Tallahassee Thursday. “The Once and Future Creationism: How Creationism evolves to fit … Continue reading

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New study: How do Florida teachers feel about evolution?

Florida science teachers’ jobs are in jeopardy if they dare challenge biological evolution in the public school classroom, claimed state senator Ronda Storms when she filed her Academic Freedom bill in 2008. The bill says that “in many instances educators … Continue reading

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Way to go, Anthony!

Anthony Bass, a senior at Seminole Ridge Community High School, kicked some serious science essay butt when he won NASA’s interplanetary Cassini Scientist for a Day essay competition … for the second time! His sponsoring teacher, Erich Landstrom, sent me … Continue reading

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It’s coming!

Our seminar, that is. The TCPalm was kind enough to publish a news release I sent them about our upcoming event on Saturday. FORT PIERCE — A free seminar entitled “Attacks on Science, Science Education and Evolution” will be March … Continue reading

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