Monthly Archives: July 2011

FSU School of Teacher Ed Director Scharmann: Master’s degree programs will suffer

In a News Service of Florida story published in the St. Augustine Record, FSU School of Teacher Education Director Larry Scharmann said, according to reporter Lilly Rockwell, …he is concerned teachers won’t be interested in master’s degree programs now that … Continue reading

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Governor Scott on higher education: tenure reform and greater emphasis on student evaluations

Some excerpts from the News Service of Florida story (as printed in today’s St. Augustine Record): Gov. Rick Scott has begun discreetly promoting the same changes to the higher education system that Texas Gov. Rick Perry has championed. The proposals … Continue reading

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Raleigh News and Observer letter to the editor: Adjust requirements to boost physics, science

A letter to the editor from a Chapel Hill science teacher in today’s Raleigh News and Observer (which published the Haase and Cottle op-ed and then its own editorial on the subject of preparation for science and engineering careers) points … Continue reading

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Being a (science) teacher? No, it’s not easy.

An article on the evaluation of teacher preparation programs in Florida by News Service of Florida education reporter Lilly Rockwell (the article is linked here from the North Escambia News) quoted FSU School of Teacher Education Director Larry Scharmann, one … Continue reading

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Major North Carolina paper editorializes on behalf of science and engineering readiness

See this editorial in the Raleigh News and Observer.  And now it’s been picked up by the Charlotte Observer. The concluding paragraph: Are we going to do something about this, or, to paraphrase part of Newton’s First Law of Motion, … Continue reading

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Orlando Sentinel op-ed: “We need to make preparing students for college majors in science and engineering a priority in Florida”

The Sentinel is carrying my op-ed in Wednesday’s paper.

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Will the release of the NRC Science Standards Framework trigger a national debate on evolution education?

Today is the day that the framework is being released. Update (1:30 pm):  The framework has been released.  Here is the Curriculum Matters post.  The document is here: framework Update (1:50 pm):  Ron Matus at Gradebook is expecting a dust-up … Continue reading

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