The Impact of COVID-19 on Science Education

References Banilower, Eric. R., P. Sean Smith, Iris R. Weiss, Kristen A. Malzahn, Kiira M. Campbell and Aaron M Weis. 2013. Report of the 2012 National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education. Horizon Research, Inc. Berger, Marc., Ming Kuang, Laura Jerry, and Davis Freund. 2022. Impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic on Public and Private … Read more

AMGEN FOUNDATION MORE THAN DOUBLES COMMITMENT TO LABXCHANGE, FREE VIRTUAL SCIENCE EDUCATION PLATFORM

Founding and Lead Sponsor in Collaboration with the Vice Provost of Advances in Learning at Harvard University THOUSAND OAKS, Calif., June 20, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Amgen Foundation today announced an increased commitment to LabXchange, an online science education platform that provides users with access to high-quality science education resources at no cost. … Read more

Answering, ‘How did Bethany Falls limestone get its name?’ 

Share this story Published June 13th, 2022 at 4:38 PM Above image credit: An old newspaper clipping showing geologist Richard Gentile who says, “Kansas City is literally built around this rock.” Another clipping describes the benefits of using limestone for structures such as homes. (Vicky Diaz-Camacho | Flatland) Avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast Darin Good, … Read more

Midlands Voices: The Computer Science and Technology Act’s future depends on collaboration | Columnists

As hard as it might be to believe today, public education was once a radical idea. Education reformer Horace Mann’s vision in the mid-1800s for publicly supported education was grounded in the idea – a brave one for the time – that a well-educated population is the bedrock for a well-functioning democracy and society. Just … Read more

ODU Trains Teachers to Integrate Computer Science with Core Subjects « News @ ODU

June 17, 2022 A Chesapeake student creates and programs a LEGO SPIKE Essential robotic kit to investigate probability. Photo courtesy of Adrienne Sawyer / Chesapeake Public Schools By Amber Kennedy In 2017, the … Read more

Lohmann: For Steward science teacher, an Einstein moment | Column

When she first considered applying for the national Albert Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow program, Laura Akesson, a science teacher at The Steward School, thought it was “a complete moonshot.” “But totally interesting,” she said, “and I was not going to get it if I did not apply.” “I’m still kind of in the shock period,” … Read more

UCO Forensic Science Program accredited for all undergrad degrees | News

EDMOND – The University of Central Oklahoma’s W. Roger Webb Forensic Science Institute received full, five-year accreditation through the Forensic Science Education Programs Accreditation Commission, the forensic science accrediting body for the US and Canada. Central is the only university in North America accredited in all available disciplines for undergraduate forensic science programs. The degrees … Read more

How suburban kids made dolostone Illinois’ state rock

swCooler than sandstone or limestone, and packing a punch of magnesium, dolostone became Illinois’ official state rock Monday thanks to the efforts of junior geologists from the suburbs. Dolostone forms much of northern Illinois’ bedrock, but it’s flown under the radar until a Burr Ridge fifth-grade teacher hoping to inspire her pupils amid the COVID-19 … Read more

Learning to be a young citizen of science | Western Colorado

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Letter: Leading the way in science education – InForum

It may seem inevitable that the US will always remain the world tech leader. In reality, we stand underprepared to meet the demands of the 21st Century. That’s why the nation’s governors are driving bipartisan solutions to advance K-12 computer science education across the country. As the governors of North Dakota and Hawai’i, we know … Read more