By Blog Editor Susan Wells
Yesterday, President Barack Obama gave 10 states a waiver from the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) 2001 Act. It was a bipartisan federal law signed by President George W. Bush on Jan. 8, 2002 that was a reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
The ESEA was enacted in 1965 and reauthorized in 1994. It was the [...]
President Barack Obama held a town hall meeting at Facebook headquarters on Wednesday... and his comment about making science cool caught my attention.
“I’m frustrated by stories about how we can’t find enough engineers and computer programmers. That means our education system is not working. That’s why we are emphasizing math and science,” Obama said, noting efforts to “make science cool” for [...]
President Obama is a brilliant orator. When I listened to his State of the Union last night, his comments about education, innovation and science, in particular, really hit home.
Nations like China and India realized that with some changes of their own, they could compete in this new world. And so they started educating their children earlier and longer, with greater emphasis [...]
Were the deadly and destructive floods that devastated large sections of the Colorado Front Range last week the result of climate change? Some scientists say yes.
As a landlocked state, Colorado usually only has a few flood threats - from springtime runoff from mountain snow melt or summer thunderstorms that can dump a lot of rain in a small area. This is [...]
Twenty-seven people have died and President Obama has declared New York a major disaster zone as the Superstorm Sandy continues to move across and devastate the Northeast.
Sandy is one of the largest hurricanes to ever strike the United States. The storm covers an area of more an 1,000 miles. The storm has gone from a Tropical Storm to a Hurricane, back [...]
From the moment the gates opened at 9:30 AM, there was an air of excitement that ran through Coors Field, home of the Colorado Rockies. The event was billed as the largest hands-on science show ever presented in Colorado… or maybe the country for that matter. In 2009, the Colorado Rockies teamed up with 9News KUSA-TV and Steve Spangler Science to [...]
Welcome to the 209th edition of the Carnival of Education!
In a way, every good school is like a big Science Fair; in every room, and for each lesson, teachers have a lesson plan hypothesis - and often, more than one, on a daily basis. Each hypothesis is tested using a group of students variables, some [...]
About a month ago I wrote about the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) and what it would mean for consumers in terms of new warning labels on websites and catalogs like SteveSpanglerScience.com . Along with these informative warning labels about choking hazards, balloons and small pieces, the CPSIA requires mandatory safety testing on all products designed for children ages [...]