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In this issue, the high school edition of Science
Class focuses on Successful
Community Collaborations. This
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High school science teachers, students, and their communities can
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great success. Let the examples provided in this issue inspire you
and your students to reach out to your community.
Collaborations in the News
Article summaries provided by the NSTA WebNews Digest (visit
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East High Students Featured on Mobile Lab (Des
Students are able to learn about biotechnology in a mobile lab,
thanks to a joint effort among educational, business, and nonprofit
Collaborations on the Net
In this month's high school journal, The Science Teacher,
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Articles on Community Collaborations
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How Do the New Teachers Measure Up? (The
Christian Science Monitor)
The "high-aptitude" women who once chose
to teach are no longer filling America's classrooms, a study suggests.
As exam time approaches, countries around the world
report different trends. Discover how the competitive nature of
exams are driving many students in India to seek memory enhancers,
even though the effectiveness of such "aids" are in
Pop the Magic Pill (The Times
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Call for Papers
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