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The blogging arm of NSTA Reports (the association’s member newspaper) and of NSTA in general. Click on a headline to read the entire post.

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Share Your Conference Experience

This is my sixth conference with NSTA — my first, in 2008, was in Boston as well. When I tried to walk through the NSTA Science Store this morning, it was packed virtually shoulder to shoulder (the lines are considerably shorter now if you want to get some NSTA gear or pick up a few [...]

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STEM Education Coalition Testifies before House Science Committee on Draft Bill to Reauthorize Federal STEM Education Programs

The House Subcommittee on Research and Technology began work on reauthorization of the America COMPETES Act with a hearing on Wednesday, November 13. Lawmakers are reviewing draft legislation introduced by committee Republicans to reauthorize this key legislation, which will coordinate federal STEM education programs and reauthorize research and science programs at the National Science Foundation [...]

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Apply for a Leadership Position on NSTA’s Board and Council

Are you looking for a way to hone your leadership skills and give back to the science education community? Consider sharing your time and talents with the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) by applying for a nomination to the NSTA Board of Directors and Council. To learn more about what these prestigious Board and Council [...]

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Kick off the school year with NSTA competitions!

Slightly cooler air and the smell of freshly cut grass and sharpened pencils can only mean one thing – school is back in session! NSTA and its sponsors are kicking off another exciting school year of rewarding and recognizing high-performing science educators and students through our large-scale, nationally known competitions and grant programs. As you [...]

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Vote for NSTA @ SXSWEdu

Today, SXSW (South by Southwest) is launching their PanelPicker voting for the fourth annual SXSWedu taking place March 3-6, 2014 in Austin, TX. Each year, SXSWedu invites the greater online community to share their input on content they’d like to see at the upcoming event. This Monday, August 19 marks the first day of public [...]

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Apply to the New Science Teacher Academy: Don’t Miss Your Chance!

The August 26 deadline for applying to the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy is almost here, but there’s still time. To highlight the benefits of being accepted into the program, former Academy Fellows share how the experience has had a positive impact on both their own practice and the achievement of their students. In this [...]

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The New Science Teacher Academy: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

The August 26 deadline for applying to the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy is fast approaching. To highlight the benefits of being accepted into the program, former Academy Fellows share how the experience has had a positive impact on both their own practice and the achievement of their students. Today’s guest blog post is written [...]

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NSTA’s e-mail lists: PD gold mine

National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) members are an active bunch! When they’re not in their classrooms, they’re continuing their professional development (PD) by taking classes, presenting sessions to their colleagues at conferences, serving as mentors to students and teachers, and sharing their experiences in NSTA publications and online in the NSTA member e-mail lists. The lists—an NSTA member-only [...]

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Reflecting on What Being an NSTA New Science Teacher Academy Fellow Means

The August 26 deadline for applying to the NSTA New Science Teacher Academy is fast approaching. To highlight the benefits of being accepted into the program, former Academy Fellows share how the experience has had a positive impact on both their own practice and the achievement of their students. In this first blog post in [...]

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NSTA Legislative Update

In this edition: Duncan Will Consider State Requests for Flexibility Around Teacher Evaluation and Testing Senator Seeks to Restore STEM Education Programs at Mission Agencies Duncan Will Consider State Requests for Flexibility Around Teacher Evaluation and Testing In light of recent claims from teachers and administrators that the transitions brought about by new accountability and [...]

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