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Ed News: Teacher Shortages Affecting Every State As 2017-18 School Year Begins

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This week in education news, federal data shows that every state is dealing with shortages of teachers in key subject areas; the University of North Carolina in Charlotte has launched an on-campus high school for aspiring teachers; several districts and states have begun eliminating K-12 standardized tests; CA bill proposing creation of state-run STEM school […]

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Will the science education plan work in the knowledge economy?

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shared his views on the direction of Science Education in the Knowledge Economy in the May 2011 issue of NSTA Reports. Duncan says the administration is “committed to ensuring our country’s science teachers have the resources, expertise, and support needed to make science an educational priority. Yet, I realize we need […]

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Science Education Leadership

Leaders from diverse constituencies in science education bring their insights and advice together in an important new book from NSTA Press. Science Education Leadership: Best Practices for the New Century discusses how leaders at the local and national levels, from science teachers to district supervisors to university faculty, can forge new paths in the years […]

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Educated Opinions: What’s Next in Education Reform?

Response to “What’s Next in Education Reform?” From the December 2009 issue of NSTA Reports: Race to the Top, the most recent federal educational improvement initiative, is driven by dismal statistics indicating the United States ranks highest among industrial countries in dropout rates and lowest in math and science scores on international tests such as […]

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