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Education Week Examines State Progress of NCLB

The December 10 edition of Education Week magazine looks at the progress states have made toward meeting the testing and reporting mandates of No Child Left Behind. Although the annual state policy survey for the newspaper’s Quality Counts report (to be released in January) found that every state and the District of Columbia now will rate schools based on “adequate yearly progress,” it has found far less progress in other areas such as the number of states testing in the required grades. For the complete story, go to http://rdr.sbml.cc/Click?q=45-fNmJIKBR8VbgZak-EK7d0T2m.

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NSTA 52nd Annual Convention in Atlanta April 1-4, 2004 (Really!) Takes Shape; Advice for Obtaining Funding Gets You Started

It’s never too early in the early bird registration period to register online to attend NSTA's most exciting and rewarding annual convention ever! To help you obtain funding to attend, we created a highlights and "how to" brochure that provides all the information you'll need to join us in Atlanta, GA.  Re-mark the dates on your calendar (which were regrettably incorrect in last week’s NSTA Express) as April 1-4, 2004, and click on http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/CAGS-AtlantaPrelimMailer.pdf for everything you ever wanted to know about professional development opportunities at NSTA's convention and how you can participate. For the continually updated Atlanta convention and exhibition agenda, go to http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2004ATL.

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Want to Make 2004 a Memorable Year for Your Students? Find Out How To Enter and Win $10,000 in the ExploraVision Awards Program

Take a few minutes now and view a short video about how you and your students can win great prizes—including $10,000 savings bonds—in the 2004 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards program. Get the inside scoop on what judges look for in winning entries and discover sure fire ways to motivate your students to enter. Simply log on to www.nsta.org/virtualworkshops, follow the prompts for Virtual Workshop Archives, then select “Invent the Future With ExploraVision.” Deadline for ExploraVision entries is February 3, 2004.

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Share Your Knowledge with NSTA’s Dallas 2005 International Gathering of Science Educators—Session Proposal Deadline: April 15

“Deep in the Heart of Science” is the theme for our 53rd NSTA National Convention, set for Dallas, TX, March 31-April 3, 2005, and now is the time to submit your session proposal for consideration.  Proposals for sessions and presentations are being accepted—online, only—under general strand areas:  

  • Biomedical/Biotechnology
  • Technology Showcase
  • Assessment
  • Safety

And if your interest lies in presenting at NSTA’s fall 2004 area conventions—Indianapolis, Nov. 4-6; Seattle, Nov. 18-20, and Richmond, VA, Dec. 2-4… there’s still time. To submit your proposal for any of the upcoming events, go to http://www.nsta.org/sessions to review the strands and access the online fill-in forms.  Deadline for submissions for area conventions is January 15, and for the National Convention, April 15, 2004. 

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Career Center Spotlight—CPO Science Regional Sales Managers Needed

CPO Science, a developer, publisher, and manufacturer of inquiry-based teaching and learning systems for science in grades 6-12, is seeking a regional sales manager for their Southeast and West Coast operations. In these positions, a candidate will have responsibility for sales to the secondary school science market in an exclusive multi-state territory. A great opportunity, competitive salary, benefits, aggressive commission plan, and company car awaits the self-starter who lands this position. Sales experience and/or educational background are musts.

For complete details regarding this position or a full list of other available job opportunities, visit http://careers.nsta.org. Whether you're seeking a new position or need to fill a vacancy, the NSTA Career Center is the premier location for science education careers. Post your resume or current job opening today!

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Introducing MBNA’s New Vanishing Debt Program

NSTA has partnered with MBNA to help you realize one of your most important financial goals. Imagine the peace of mind and financial security you could experience by starting to become debt-free. It’s easy to do and takes as little as 10 minutes to apply. Simply call (888) 628-7700 and reference IW23. Just another way NSTA is working for YOU!

For a complete list of benefits and services available to members, visit www.nsta.org/benefits today!

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