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Next Generation Science Standards: Generating a Wave or a Ripple?

“Taken together, the framework and science standards have the potential to generate a wave of improvement, but only if we prevent their promise from crashing on the rocky shores of high-stakes, all-purpose testing………..Decisions about high-stakes assessment of science and engineering will determine whether the new standards generate a wave of improvement or just another ripple […]

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Three Core Values of Science & Engineering and How Education Reform Contradicts Them

This article was published on August 8, 2012 on the Washington Post education blog, The Answer Sheet.   August 8, 2012 President Obama and countless reports all say that improving science and engineering literacy and ensuring a next generation of U.S. scientists and engineers are vital to our future. With the notable exceptions of creationists […]

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New Standards in Science: Is This Train Bound for Glory or the Same Old Story?

This article accompanied the release of the first draft of the Next Generation Science Standards and was published in Education Week on May 23, 2012   May 23, 2012 Physics teaches us that speed, acceleration, direction of movement, and time are all relative to a reference point. This principle, related to objects and motion, is […]

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The Reflective Assessment Technique

The Article, Published in Science and Children, December 2009, discusses the power of formative assessment to drive students’ science learning.   December 2009 Methods_ReflectiveAssessmentTechnique Reprinted with permission.

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Looking Back, Moving Forward

Here are my reflection the National Science Foundation funded Local Systemic Change project, Critical Mathematics and Science Synergy (Critical MASS). Critical MASS was a a collaborative between the Hudson and Fitchburg Public Schools.  I wrote this piece for Horizon Research.  LookingBacktotheFuture

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Dimensions of Inquiry

Here I discuss the multidimensional nature of science inquiry.¬† Published in the FOSS newsletter, January 7, 2002. Read the article HERE.  

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