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The House Science Committee okays a major science and math educaiton bill, and appropriators begin work on funding FY2007 programs. Read more in this issue of the NSTA Legislative Update (http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2006_06_12_legupdate.htm)
By an almost two-to-one margin, NSTA Express readers told us they think science assessments should be included in Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP). The survey was taken in response to the NSTA Legislative Update in the May 31 NSTA Express about legislation key members of Congress have introduced, which would amend No Child Left Behind (NCLB) to require that science assessments be counted in state and school accountability measures. To read what your colleagues are saying both for and against science in AYP, visit http://www.nsta.org/nstaexpress/nstaexpress_2006_06_12_quotes.htm.
How can science educators lay a sound safety foundation for students with widely differing science backgrounds? This new book’s special emphasis is on what works in introductory science courses and for new students in 11 easy-to-grasp chapters. The authors take a narrative approach that discusses safety concepts in the context of common situations in real classrooms. Science Safety in the Community College is the fourth in NSTA’s popular series of safety guidebooks for all grade levels. To preview the book and to order, go to http://store.nsta.org/showItem.asp?product=PB166X4.(back)
If you only attend one conference this school year, it should be NSTA in Omaha (October 19-21), Baltimore (November 2-4) or Salt Lake City (December 7-9). Here’s why: Topic strands cover all the cutting-edge issues in national and regional science education today:
As you know, the NSTA Career Center is the best meeting place for science education professionals seeking new positions and for educational institutions with staffing needs. For a limited time, you can post a job opening for only $99 (multiple position discounts are also available). This is a savings of $31 off regular listing price. Simply enter source code ESY06 to receive the $99 rate when you visit http://careers.nsta.org.
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