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The majority of teachers are behind on climate-change science, but they aren’t necessarily to blame, explains Ann Reid. (September 11, 2018)

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For years, educators have complained that they lacked materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. But a new effort called OpenSciEd is slowly releasing a free, open curriculum that many say is high-quality.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
While many students eagerly count down the last few days of the school year, the start of summer break is a more anxious prospect for students in and on the verge of homelessness.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Whether it involves enlisting students to collect bugs in Michigan or star-gaze in Massachusetts, citizen science projects could be the next big thing for hands-on science education.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Science, technology, engineering, and math diplomas open a lot of doors, writes Emilio Pack. But are they open to everyone?
April 23, 2019 – Education Week
Teachers in some states worry students may face questions on topics they haven't studied on new science tests rolling out across the country.
April 17, 2019 – Education Week
The universe is full of questions waiting to be solved. So why teach science like all the discoveries have already been made? asks Alexander Bell.
March 27, 2019 – Education Week
Just one of six new middle school science series is a good match to national science standards, according to a review by the nonprofit EdReports.
March 6, 2019 – Education Week
The majority of teachers are behind on climate-change science, but they aren’t necessarily to blame, explains Ann Reid.
September 18, 2018 – Education Week
It's time to rethink and reduce the current courseloads schools require. The current curricula are overstuffed, writes David J. Ferrero
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
Parents who lack a strong foundation in science themselves need more support to guide their children's early-science learning, writes researcher Naomi Hupert.
July 19, 2018 – Education Week

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