Monthly Archives: August 2017

Rutherford High School and Bozeman School opening new STEM horizons for their students

On Friday night, Rutherford High School defeated the Bozeman School 20-7 in the football season opener for both teams. But when I visited both schools on Friday – before the football game – I saw that students are winning at … Continue reading

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Will the 2018 Florida Legislature address the math and science teacher crisis? Almost certainly not.

I have already lost hope that the 2018 Florida Legislature will address the math and science teacher crisis. Instead, it seems almost certain that on K-12 education the Legislature will be completely occupied with the dueling efforts to repeal some … Continue reading

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Purdue University is serious about active learning: The new 164,000 square foot $79 million Wilmuth Active Learning Center

Purdue did what you do when you are serious about improving the learning of your students.  Here is a report on the new building from the Lafayette Journal and Courier. And below is the floor plan for the new facility.  You … Continue reading

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What is the best way to recruit and prepare teachers?

A commenter named Laurie Bartlett shared this a few days ago: Prof, Is it true that if you have a college degree, are part of a teacher certification program, or pass a certification exam (ESE,ESOL or other), that you can … Continue reading

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So which high school students should take physics? (And chemistry, precalculus and calculus…)

Every high school student who will be attending a four-year college should take physics.  And chemistry, precalculus and calculus (if possible). Why?  Because every student attending a four-year college should be equipped by her or his high school background to … Continue reading

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Florida’s high school physics leader Brevard County considers dropping physics from standard science sequence

The Brevard County School Board is considering a plan that is intended to raise the “national prominence” of its high schools but that would drop physics from its standard science sequence in 2018-19, according to the Space Coast Daily and … Continue reading

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How teacher salaries in Florida compare to other states and to STEM salaries

The salaries shown by jurisdiction are from the National Center for Education Statistics.  The salaries shown include the national average, the top five states, and Florida and its neighboring states Alabama and Georgia. The STEM field salaries are from the … Continue reading

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