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
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?