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November 01, 2011

Report: Calif. Schools Lack Time for Science

California schools feeling the accountability squeeze are spending less time teaching science, despite the fact that educators say they recognize the importance of science instruction, according to a new report.

October 14, 2011

Penn. Chemistry Teacher Brings Alaska to His Students

A chemistry teacher who teaches in Bristol, Pa., has been conducting class from Alaska via webcasts.

September 27, 2011

Math & Science Teaching Fellowships Announced

Heads-up for up-and-coming math and science teachers: The Knowles Science Teaching Foundation is now accepting applications for its 2012 fellowship award. Valued at $150,000, the award includes financial resources (including tuition assitance), professional development, teaching materials, and acces...

August 26, 2011

Don't Forget to Show Your Doodles

Doodling, often seen by teachers as a punishable offense, may actually be a key to science instruction, reports LiveScience, a website with science and technology news. The research, which will be published in the next journal Science, suggests that drawing helps students understand science concept...

August 24, 2011

Lessons of the Earthquake

Washington Post education blogger Valerie Strauss points out that it might be a good time for schools to review—or create, as the case may be—their earthquake-response procedures. Apparently, evacuations didn't go all that smoothly yesterday in some D.C. schools, with at least one teacher ...

May 19, 2011

Wanted: More STEM Teachers

Noting that 21 slots for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching went unclaimed this year because of a lack of qualified applicants, Arthur Levine, president of the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, says that the U.S. desperately needs a "new model" for...

April 28, 2011

Obama Recognizes Outstanding K-6 STEM Teachers

The White House just announced the names of 85 kindergarten through 6th grade teachers who will receive the 2010 Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching, which is awarded each year to outstanding science and mathematics teachers throughout the nation. The award alternat...

April 18, 2011

Can Online Videos Humanize Instruction?

In an interesting Wall Street Journal article, Salman Khan describes the development of the Khan Academy, a free online library of K-12 math and science video lessons and practice exercises. Begun as a way for Khan to help tutor his younger cousins from afar, the service now houses more than 2,200 v...

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