Monthly Archives: October 2010

Orlando Sentinel publishes another Governor side-by-side comparison

Dave Weber at the Sentinel has just published his side-by-side comparison of the education positions of Alex Sink and Rick Scott. Advertisements

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Florida TaxWatch releases side-by-side comparison of Governor candidates on education

Florida TaxWatch has released a side-by-side comparison of the positions of Alex Sink and Rick Scott on education, both K-12 and postsecondary.  To see it, click here: Gubernatorial_Side_by_Side_on_Education

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The journal “Science” cites physics education web site for award

The journal Science has selected the “Rutgers Physics Teaching Technology Resource” for the “Science Prize for Online Resources in Education” (SPORE). The development of the site was led by Eugenia Etkina, Professor in the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and … Continue reading

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Lakeland Ledger: Both candidates for Governor support increases in higher ed funding

The Lakeland¬† Ledger reports today that both candidates for Governor support increased funding for higher education: Both candidates say they support increasing the level of state funding for colleges and universities. Sink said recently in an interview, “We need to … Continue reading

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NY Times calls for improved math and science education

The New York Times editorial board responds to the recent (and depressing) National Academy of Sciences follow-up to “Rising Above the Gathering Storm.” And Times columnist Thomas Friedman bemoans the quality of the debate leading up to next week’s election, … Continue reading

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Required response: Who needs all this math?

Jeff Solochek at Gradebook shared this op-ed from the Washington Post (via the Sarasota Herald Tribune) arguing that the importance of math in everyday life has been oversold. There are plenty of comments on the Gradebook post.¬† Sherman Dorn has … Continue reading

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UTeach Co-Director Marder to speak at FSU on Wednesday and Thursday

Dates: October 27th and 28th MICHAEL MARDER UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN PROFESSOR OF PHYSICS AND CO-DIRECTOR OF UTEACH October 27th, 2010 3:15 Reception in G106 Stone Bldg Affiliated Faculty and FSU-Teach Students 4:00 Seminar teacher preparation and teacher evaluation … Continue reading

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