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Special NY Times Section On Science Education

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The New York Times just published a special section on science education called Science Times Special Section: Learning What Works. It seems surprisingly ambitious. Here are just a few of the articles it includes:

Sesame Street Widens Its Focus

Young Students Against Bad Science

Standard-Bearer in Evolution Fight: Eugenie C. Scott Fights the Teaching of Creationism in Schools

Guesses and Hype Give Way to Data in Study of Education

Field Testing The Math Apps

Two interactive features — first, where suggestions on how to improve science education (many which sound pretty good) are shared and, secondly, a science “quiz.”

The New York Times Learning Network is inviting students to contribute their answers to this question: What Memorable Experiences Have You Had in Learning Science or Math?

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I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

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