Monthly Archives: June 2013

Creationism in a Lynn Haven high school

The ACLU has a recent blog post up entitled Creationism Follies: The 2012-2013 Edition. And wouldn’t you know it … Florida is on the list. A biology teacher at A. Crawford Mosley High School in Lynn Haven, Florida, screened Creation … Continue reading

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Water or food? Your choice.

FSU physics professor Paul Cottle is a serious activist for science education, which comes through in this article at NPR about Florida’s science standards: Why An Educator Is Worried Common Standards Might Squeeze Out Science. Here’s a few quote. “The … Continue reading

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It won’t cost you a penny!

Here’s a column that ran in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel advocating for support for the Next Generation Science Standards here in Florida: Stephen Goldstein: Science standards are great, but need your help. Our very own Florida Citizens for Science president, … Continue reading

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When science exams go bad

This is a great article showing just how difficult it can be to fight for the right thing when you’re up against a resistant government: Fighting to fix the FCAT. Robert Krampf’s first e-mail to Florida’s Department of Education was … Continue reading

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They like them, they like them!

The Orlando Sentinel School Zone blog reports that with about one week to go for folks to rate and review the Next Generation Science Standards for possible Florida adoption, things are looking positive. As of Wednesday, 631 people had reviewed … Continue reading

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Padget comments on science standards

I’m very late to the party. The Gradebook, School Zone and Bridge to Tomorrow already posted about Florida Board of Education member John Padget’s recent comments about the state’s science standards. Here’s the video clip:

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Tug o’ war

The Tampa Bay Times Gradebook Blog notes the tug o’ war developing concerning the future of Florida’s science standards. Our very own Florida Citizens for Science vice president Jonathan Smith is quoted punching back against the suggestion that states hold off … Continue reading

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Science summer camp

Here’s a nice story about summer camps helping students interested in science and technology flourish during summer break: Summer camps aim to get kids excited about science and technology Athan’s Engineering Minds, is a two-week program that will run Monday … Continue reading

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