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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, 6 August 2013

Good morning, fellow skeptics and educators! Here are some required readings to get you through the day:   -Mississippi lags behind the rest of the country when it comes to science teaching and education. -On being an open atheist in the Arab world. -A study indicates that professors will delay …

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Required Readings, 30 July 2013

Good morning, School of Doubt-ers! Here are today’s Required Readings: -Two House representatives tried to add non-religious chaplains to the military. It didn’t go so well. -Researchers say that sibling rivalry is more destructive than school bullying. -Opponents of Kentucky’s new science standards are calling them “fascist” and “atheistic.” -Science …

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Required Readings, 23 July 2013

Good morning, everyone! Here are some interesting articles for you to peruse: -Education officials in Rhode Island, Kentucky, Kansas, Maryland, and Vermont have approved science standards that recommend teaching evolution and climate-change well before high school. –A survey conducted for the Australian Academy of Science shows that one in eleven …

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Required Readings, 16 July 2013

Good morning, fellow skeptical educators! Here is your Tuesday Required Readings post. I hope these articles will be of some interest to you. -Colorado State University-Global Campus offered credit to students who took a MOOC, but in the year since that announcement no students have taken them up on the …

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Required Readings, 9 July 2013

Good morning, everyone! Welcome to Tuesday. Here are some articles that might be of interest to you: -Is science education in Europe not broad enough? -The state of evolution education in Turkey is not good–both at the high school level and at the universities. –Pennsylvania schools are encouraged to adopt …

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New Mississippi Law Allows for Religious Content in Class Assignments

A new law went into effect on Monday in Mississippi that would allow religion to enter public schools without fear of reprisal. This law is known as the “Mississippi Student Religious Liberties Act of 2013,” and it is effective beginning with the 2013-2014 school year. While it backs up a …

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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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