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NSTA Statement on Release of Second Public Draft of the Next Generation Science Standards

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), the largest organization in the world promoting excellence and innovation in science teaching and learning for all, issued the following statement last week regarding the release of the second public draft of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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Kansas Board of Ed to Revisit Decline in Science Education

The Kansas State Board of Education is expected to take another look next month at a research report showing many elementary teachers have cut back or eliminated the time they spend teaching science, even though they still post science grades on student report cards.

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Governor, Educators, Business Leaders Agree: Grow Iowa's Economy by Growing STEM Education

Growing Iowa’s science, technology, engineering and mathematics education will grow Iowa’s economy. That was the message at a STEM town hall meeting on the University of Northern Iowa campus Tuesday.

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STEM Learning Studios Continue to Sprout

The National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future is expanding beyond Maryland.

Year One of Texas Textbook Adoption Freedom

The 2011-2012 school year marked the first time in decades that Texas school districts could purchase instructional materials without approval by the state board of education.
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Wisconsin High School Science Teacher Gets Nobel Award of Her Own

Teachers can’t always be sure of the impact they have on students but Hudson High School science teacher Vickie McLaughlin got a pretty good indication from one of hers.

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Science Education is a Matter of National Concern, Dow CEO Andrew Liveris Says

Dow Chemical Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chair Andrew Liveris on Thursday took part in an online conference and discussion on the future of science education in America.

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Climate Change Debate Brewing in American Classrooms

There’s a new battle brewing in America’s classrooms, and while it doesn’t have the religious implications of the evolution vs. creationism debate, it has prompted several state legislatures and local school boards to get involved.

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Education STEM Centers Sprouting in Higher Ed

WPI are Wheelock College are two of many higher education institutions nationwide focusing on preparing its undergraduates to teach STEM topics inside the classroom.
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Will.i.am Pushes Science Education During Rover Launch

NASA launched its new Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, from Florida’s Cape Canaveral on Nov. 26. During a NASA marketing event, The Black Eyed Peas’ will.i.am announced a launch of his own: a new initiative to get youth involved and interested in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

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