Monthly Archives: May 2013

Support for science standards

The Florida Association of Science Supervisors wrote a position statement advocating for Florida to adopt the Next Generation Science Standards. The Florida Association of Science Supervisors fully supports research-based practices that will improve science education for all Florida students. The … Continue reading

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Science in middle school

This sounds like good news for science education in Hillsborough County: USF gets millions to train new STEM teachers The University of South Florida is focused on producing a new crop of STEM middle school teachers, thanks to the school’s … Continue reading

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Biology EOC results?

Help me out here, please. FCAT scores were released this week. Of course, they snagged the media spotlight. But buried in there were supposedly the results of the Biology End of Course exams. This article says: Scores also were released … Continue reading

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05.24.13 This & That

—> Kentucky state senator doesn’t like evolution and climate change in new national Next Generation Science Standards. Science Standards Draw Fire From Ed. Leader in Kentucky Senate It remains to be seen what influence Sen. Wilson will have with the … Continue reading

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Dr Eugenie C. Scott Retires

Dr Eugenie C Scott has announced on May 6th that she plans to retire from her position as Executive Director of the National CentreĀ for Science Education (NCSE), after more than 26 years in that position. Dr Scott was one of … Continue reading

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05.02.13 This & That

Some interesting items of note happened recently: Stifling Science: La. Legislators Vote To Retain Creationist Legislation. In what must have been a surreal moment, Sen. Elbert Guillory (D-Opelousas) told a story about how he found relief from an unspecified ailment, … Continue reading

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