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Legislative Update

Two Dear Colleague letters on science education funding are circulating on Capitol Hill, and we need your help now in securing support for increased funding for science and math education.  Find out how you can help (all you need to do is send three simple emails) in this issue of the NSTA Legislative Update: http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_04_05_extra.htm

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NSTA 52nd National Convention Was a Smash Hit--Check Out These Highlights

Thousands of science educators spent much of last week at the NSTA National Convention in Atlanta, Ga. From the new professional development institutes, to short courses, inspirational speakers, and an Exhibition Hall as long as a football field, the convention offered educators unlimited opportunities to expand their professional horizons.

If you didn’t make it to Atlanta--or if even if you did--take a look at some of the events and activities that made the NSTA national convention such a huge success, then download the thought-provoking powerpoint presentation on science education presented by keynote speaker Dr. Susan Sclafani from the U. S. Department of Education: http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_04_05_sclafani.htm

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Thank you, thank you, thank you Convention Contributors

NSTA extends a note of thanks to the companies and organizations whose contributions to the convention made it such a success:

American Geophysical Union
Apple Computer
Carolina Biological Supply Co.
CPO Science
Discovery Communications, Inc.
DuPont Co.
Earthlink
Education Week’s Agent K–12 Career Site
ETA Cuisenaire
Faraday Studios
Fernbank Museum of Natural History
Frey Scientific, a division of School Specialty
General Educational Development Testing Service (GEDTS)
Georgia Science Teachers Association
Glencoe/McGraw-Hill
Holbrook Global Expeditions
Holt, Rinehart and Winston
Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.
LEADS Etc.
Lockheed-Martin
McDougal Littell
National Park Foundation
Newbridge-Sundance
Paul F-Brandwein Institute
SciTrek Museum
Shell Oil Co.
South Florida Water Management District
Teacher Web, Inc.
The Heart of Georgia RESA
The Planetary Society
The Weather Channel

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