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The Arizona Education Association is reporting that nearly 4,500 K-12 teachers and other personnel have been pink-slipped for the next school year. What is truly worrying about this is that it is based on reports from only 36 of the 220 districts statewide and more layoffs are inevitable. You may remember that Republican lawmakers called…

February brings travel and talks

February is going to be a busy month for me. Sunday I leave for Oklahoma where I will be giving the lead-off public lecture for their Darwin 2009 Celebration. I will be speaking on the 12th at the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History on the topic of ?Was There A Darwinian Revolution?? Any…

2009

The coming year should be fairly productive. Here are what I hope to be the highlights for 2009: Finish and submit three book reviews over the next few weeks Finish some work for the History of Science Society’s Committee on Education Have a paper accepted by Pediatrics (more of that anon) Teach my Origins, Evolution…

Regular readers will remember that last year we here at Scienceblogs undertook a bloggers challenge for DonorsChoose.org, an organization that helps K-12 teachers. In two weeks we raised over $34,000 for deserving teachers and their students. This blog alone raised $1,000. This year, we’re aiming to be bigger and better, and given the extra time…

It begins again

Ah, the start of another semester. That exciting time of the year when you meet new students, make new goals, and invariably curse at the copy machine as it refuses to churn out syllabi for you. Such is mid-January in academia. Or rather it will be on Tuesday. That’s when it all kicks off here…

End of Semester

It’s the end of the semester here. Classes ended last week and that leaves me with some final exams and papers to get graded before the end of this week. I’ve also got a talk (on ID) to prepare for Friday. All good. Via PZ, I give you the Beatitudes for Teachers: Then Jesus took…