Boston Science Partnership Showcase

The Boston Science Partnership (BSP) has changed the culture of science education in Boston by creating a vibrant, highly qualified, high-achieving community of instructors and students from kindergarten through higher education. In five years, the project has tripled the number of students succeeding in Advanced Placement (AP) science, added 260 licenses to teachers’ resumes, formed long-lasting partnerships between higher education and schools, and created an active network of teacher leaders in science education. Come celebrate our success, learn from our experience, and envision the future of urban science education, April 12 at UMass Boston. For program information, registration and other details, visit the BSP website.

Job Opportunity – Onboard Science Educator, Washington

Pacific Science Center in Seattle is searching for an adventurous, creative, and talented educator to work on board a 64-foot sailboat to communicate ocean and climate science to diverse audiences in international ports of call. The educator will join the Around the Americas expedition in South America so fluent Spanish conversational skills are required. Full job description

Report on Transforming Mathematics and Science Education

“Excellent mathematics and science learning for all American students will be possible only if we ‘do school differently’ in ways that place math and science more squarely at the center of the educational enterprise.” This is the conclusion of the Carnegie Corporation of New York two year commission study released last week in Washington, DC. The Commission study and subsequent report calls for transformative change and calls on stakeholders to establish new common standards in math and science, improve math and science teaching, and redesign schools to deliver math and science learning more effectively.  More