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Pop Quiz: GIRLS!

If you haven’t already seen this adorable ad where three little girls make a Rube-Goldberg machine out of their girly toys, you should take a moment to check it out. It was released by GoldiBlox, a company selling toys aimed at getting young girls to construct and build with the …

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Required Readings, 14 November 2013

Bloomberg’s final school letter grades. Pretending to be black to win a trustee election. Wait, what? It’s in your required readings, teachers and learners! White republican wins a board of trustee spot in Texas by implying that he’s black – or all those voters could have had a uniform ideological change. …

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Required Readings, 5 November 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are your Tuesday Required Readings: -Atheist group banned from volunteering at soup kitchen hands out care packages instead. -Supreme Court will hear on Wednesday arguments against Greece, New York having prayer at its town board meetings. -Advanced degrees do not guarantee exemption from financial hardship. -The …

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Required Readings, 11 August 2013

Good morning, everyone! I’m currently attending a conference on STEM education in D.C., hence my taking over the Sunday Required Readings. I’ll be back to posting on Tuesday next week. In honor of this conference, today’s Required Readings links are all focused on science education. I hope you will find …

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Required Readings, 2 July 2013

Hello, folks! It’s that time of the week again. Here are links to some interesting articles from around the Web: Project Scientist works to address the disadvantages of women pursuing STEM fields. “Academic freedom” bills, which allow teachers to use supplemental materials in addition to the textbook when teaching politicized …

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Required Readings, 25 June 2013

Hello, hello! Good morning, fellow School of Doubt denizens. This is my first time doing a Required Readings post, so let’s jump right in! -Maryland considers new standards for science teaching in an effort to boost STEM skills. –A new report by the American Academy of Arts and Sciences says …

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Science Education – An Endangered Species?

I can’t even begin to wrap my brain around the attacks on science and science education that have been dog-piling on since the sequester began. It is as if everyone has just lost it all at once. What’s going on? Phil Plait does a nice job of detailing the latest …

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RR: March 14, 2013

It’s Pi, Popes, Robots…and Ben Goldacre. It’s that kind of a day. Enjoy your required readings, students. I’ll be quizzing you later. Celebrate Pi Day – In the US at least, where we place the day before the month. Sorry, Europe. But, hey, enjoy these math teacher resources for Pi …

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