Monthly Archives: August 2017

Get to work! It’s science textbook review time!

The Florida Department of Education has now issued a “Call for Reviewers Invitation for Science.” Every year the FDOE reviews and approves a list of recommended textbooks for that year’s academic subject. Last year it was Social Studies. This year … Continue reading

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Wow, quite a week: Florida Citizens for Science in Nature and Science Friday!

Do you listen to Science Friday? Even if you don’t, can I convince you to tune at 3 p.m. tomorrow (Friday, Sept 1)? Because that’s when I’ll be on the show! Yes, that’s right, your Florida Citizens for Science communications … Continue reading

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The Heartland Institute, Truth in Textbooks, and Time magazine are interested in Florida

The interest in Florida’s new textbook law might have faded into the background lately but today it’s jumped back into the spotlight with a vengeance. The Heartland Institute, the purveyor of climate change denial nonsense, is definitely aware of what’s … Continue reading

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Thank you! You’re awesome!

There are now 14 Florida classrooms and about¬†1,831 students who are going to have extra help when it comes to science education because of our team effort. Our 4th annual fundraising campaign through Donors Choose raised a total of $2,943. … Continue reading

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Let’s start off the school year right!

My room is all set up and ready for about 160 high school freshmen (over the course of 6 class periods) to get excited about environmental science starting Monday. I was in my room all day Saturday putting on the … Continue reading

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Guest Post: The IMPACT Summer Program

I’m happy to present this guest post submitted by¬†Amanda I. De Cun, MPS Candidate Marine Ecosystems and Society, Intern with the Department of Ocean Sciences at RSMAS University of Miami. The STEM field has become increasingly popular and important in … Continue reading

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Lots of news

There’s all sorts of interesting news items related to science education lately! I’ll list them here by general topic … Instructional Materials Law From the Gainesville Sun Carl Ramey: State continues assault on public schools Equally problematic are the amendments … Continue reading

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