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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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Nature-based preprimary programs are growing like weeds in forests and meadows around the country.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Math results were mixed for American adolescents on two major global benchmarking tests released in recent weeks. These charts offer some highlights.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
A growing number of 'teen science cafes' across the country offer a way for students to ask questions of real scientists in an out-of-school setting.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Rising test scores and shrinking achievement gaps are among the bright spots in the latest science results from the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress.
November 2, 2016 – Education Week
Perpetual and widespread STEM teacher shortages in the Unites States are holding students back, writes UTeach's Michael Marder.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Better support and professional development for science teachers could eventually attract more students to science, writes educator Justin Louie.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
The numbers don't lie: Highly qualified science teachers are in short supply in the United States.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
As we develop a clearer blueprint for good science education, more teacher professional development is needed, writes educator Jen Gutierrez.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers, teacher-educators, and researchers from across the country explore how to ensure all students have access to high-quality science instruction in this special collection of opinion essays.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Adolescent-brain-science findings suggest four things that middle and high school teachers should stop doing, writes psychologist Thomas Armstrong.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week

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