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NSTA Legislative Alert: Contact Your Representative About FY2006 Science and Math Education Funding

Representatives Vernon Ehlers (R-MI) and Mark Udall (D-CO) are seeking higher funding for FY2006 math and science education programs--and we need your help to get more Congressional support for this request. Also read more about the President's pick to replace U. S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige in this issue of the NSTA Legislative Alert (http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_11_22_legislative.htm)

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Innovations in Science and Math Education: The Algebra Project, Inc.

Every few weeks in NSTA Express we feature a promising new (or not so new) idea, strategy, and/or innovative program in science and math education that we think merits the attention of almost 200,000 NSTA Express readers. This new column is an interactive endeavor, so send your ideas of a large-scale, innovative program in science and math education to jodi_p@nsta.org. This week learn more about The Algebra Project, Inc. (http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_11_22_algebra.htm).

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Join an NSTA Committee—November 30th Deadline Fast Approaching

NSTA President-elect Mike Padilla is seeking candidates to serve on NSTA's standing committees, advisory boards, and panels beginning June 1, 2005. Read more about the exciting positions available, and how you can lend your talent and expertise and really make a difference in the science education we provide to students by visiting http://science.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2004_11_22_comm.htm.

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NSTA Quick Question: What's Your Most Valued Science Resource Book?

If there's one particular go-to science teaching resource book you depend on, reference often, and/or wouldn't ever want to face a classroom without . . .What is it? Tell us the title (and author if you can) plus a few words on why this book is so important to you. Visit http://science.nsta.org/survey_most_valued_book and let us know. Thanks.

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