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Category archives for Education

In the increasingly competitive and admissions-driven world of high school, learning doesn’t always come cheap. SAT-prep programs and college admissions counselors charge a pretty penny for the advantages they (claim to) bestow upon anxious juniors and seniors, and even younger students, including those in middle school, are feeling the pressure. But what about families who…

Last week, Dan Delong, an English teacher at Southwestern High School in Piasa, Illinois was suspended for allowing students to read an article on homosexuality in the animal kingdom. The article in question, “The Gay Animal Kingdom,” was written by ScienceBlogger Jonah Lehrer of The Frontal Cortex, and published by Seed magazine in 2006. Mr.…

The Buzz: Earth Science Week

Last week, ScienceBloggers celebrated Earth Science Week with a flood of geocentric posts. This year’s theme this was Understanding Climate, and was the basis for a whole host of events in the coming days. Tuesday was No Child Left Inside Day, dedicated to taking kids outside to learn and play. If you weren’t able to…

This week kicked off the 2009 Donors Choose Social Media Challenge–a program ScienceBloggers take part in annually to help public school teachers build scientific literacy, engagement, and excitement among their students. DonorsChoose.org is an online charity where public school teachers from across the country submit requests for specific needs or special projects in their classrooms,…

Monday marked the first day of the 2009-2010 academic school year for a large number of students and teachers. For many ScienceBloggers, this meant a return to the lectern and for others, a return to their own scholarly pursuits. Wherever ScienceBloggers might find themselves this semester, it is clear school is on the brain. Over…