Monthly Archives: July 2017

4th Annual science education fundraiser LAUNCH!

Florida Teachers Need Your Help Supporting Science Education The best way to learn about science is to actually do science. But giving students that opportunity for hands-on exploration takes money. Teachers are constantly dipping into their own pockets to supply … Continue reading

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This is not “needless fretting”

An editorial was published in a few papers recently, including the Gainesville Sun, opining that Florida’s new instructional materials law isn’t something to get all worked up about: Needless fretting over textbook law. The doomsdayers among us believe Scott and the … Continue reading

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Congratulations! Florida gets an A!

A paper in the latest edition of Evolution: Education and Outreach examines how each state’s middle school science standards cover evolution (A state-by-state comparison of middle school science standards on evolution in the United States). The standards were judged in … Continue reading

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U.S. Senator from Florida blasts instructional materials law

U.S. Senator from Florida Bill Nelson seized upon all of the press generated by his state’s new instructional materials law to stand up for science on Monday and accuse Gov. Rick Scott of being anti-science: In Senate floor speech, Bill Nelson … Continue reading

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Truth in Textbooks?

Before I do a news roundup of all the articles published about the horrible new Florida instructional materials law, it’s important to note that this issue will only get more heated throughout the year. The Department of Education will soon … Continue reading

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Live on the radio tomorrow (Wednesday)

FYI: I’ll be on radio station WGCU’s Gulf Coast Live show tomorrow (Wednesday July 12) from 1-1:30 p.m. You should be able to listen live online. We’ll be discussing Florida’s new instructional materials law. The sponsor of that bill as … Continue reading

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“It’s such a joke. It’s like, what is this, 1940?”

There’s quite a bit to discuss today, so let’s get right to it. There are a lot of links in this post to various news articles and opinion pieces. If you only click on one link, though, then click on … Continue reading

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Announcement: Florida Citizens for Science meeting July 15

Florida Citizens for Science will hold an interim meeting to discuss the many science education developments since we held our regular annual meeting back in January. Date: July 15 (Saturday) Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Place: Room 2702 USF … Continue reading

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