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A Victory for Earth Science
How a group of determined people in North Carolina worked 15 years to make earth science a graduation requirement in the state's high schools.
Mary E. Watson and William Tucci

Why We Need a Corps of Earth Science Educators
Discussions about improving how we teach earth science in the United States have been going on for at least a century. It is time for the earth science community to try a new strategy.
Robert Ridky

Special Web sidebar: Postdocs needed in schools

Earth Science in Texas: A Progress Report
Last year, Texas earth scientists discovered that their state school board had taken earth science out of the curriculum. The geoscience community quickly mobilized.
Edward C. Roy

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Mountaintop removal project between a rock and a hard place
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Old El Niños in colder climates
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Cornerstones of the Revolution in Earth Science Education
Educators are working to ensure that earth science is taught well and that every student has a chance to learn it.
Michael J. Smith


Political Scene
Federal Law Misused in Ohio Education Debate
What's in a law? Not as much as some Ohio creationism advocates assert.
David Applegate


Geoscience Education
Learning at the Rock Quarry
A partnership between a consulting company and an elementary school introduces professional geologists and students to each other.
Jan Childress


Geophenomena
Soggy soil sours Egyptian sandstone
Southern Africa drought

 
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Photo montage: High school students from East Lincoln High School in Denver, N.C., monitor a stream on their school grounds (two left photos); Texas State Geologist Scott Tinker gives Austin students some earth science knowledge (check Web site for story later in month). Background photo: Hanging Rock, Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, California. From Geotimes files.
 
 

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