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Connections in Education

Sometimes I feel like several different people when I talk or think about education.  Most of me can't even begin to comprehend how anyone could not want to learn as much as possible, every passing moment.  Some of me can understand how a…

Ten Back to School Activities to Welcome Your Class and Break the Ice

Summer is wrapping up and the scent of new school supplies is in the air. Time to start planning for the thunderous roar of children headed back to school. Here are ten activities, some from Steve Spangler Science, others from teacher bloggers…

President Obama Grants Waivers to 10 States for No Child Left Behind Act

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…
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The Spangler Effect to Debut on New YouTube Channel February 1st

Last October, YouTube announced the next big thing to come to entertainment and television... a YouTube Network of original channels. Beginning in 2012, they began adding 100 new channels to their lineup. They are bringing a wide range of talented…
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The Republican Candidates' Views on Education - Should We Do Away with the Department of Education?

By Blog Editor Susan Wells As the field narrows and we get closer to a front runner emerging for the Republican nomination for president, it's important that voters do their homework and really learn about each candidate and their views. The…
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Mad About Science Week - Wally Keesecker

Our week-long salute to amazing science teachers wraps up with a visit to Heritage High School in Littleton, Colorado, where chemistry teacher Wally Keesecker gets students fired up about science. Wally is well-known for his attention-grabbing…
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Mad About Science Week - Emily Pringle

The next stop on our week-long tour was Hamilton Middle School in the Denver Public Schools to shine the spotlight on Ms. Emily Pringle, science teacher extraordinaire. Emily Pringle has taught there for eight years and uses the scientific method…
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Mad About Science Week - Pam Schmidt

When it comes to doing science, I'll volunteer for anything - fear is not a factor for me. Then I visited Pam Schmidt's class at Thunder Ridge Middle School in Centennial, Colorado... and 49 of her pet snakes! That's right, at 5:30 in the morning,…
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Mad About Science Week - Fred Sherrer

When you work on the morning show of a news station, getting up early is just a way of life. The alarm clock went off at 3 AM this morning and I was on my way to meet another great teacher. The kids at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School in Lakewood…
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Mad About Science - a week-long salute to amazing science teachers

I approached my television producer with this idea several months ago... let's invite viewers to nominate their favorite science teacher to receive a special visit from our morning crew at their school during our "Mad About Science" week at…