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Week Examines State Progress of NCLB
10 edition of Education Week magazine looks at the progress
states have made toward meeting the testing and reporting mandates
of No Child Left Behind. Although the annual state policy survey
for the newspaper’s Quality Counts report (to be released
in January) found that every state and the District of Columbia
now will rate schools based on “adequate yearly progress,” it has
found far less progress in other areas such as the number of states
testing in the required grades. For the complete story, go to http://rdr.sbml.cc/Click?q=45-fNmJIKBR8VbgZak-EK7d0T2m.
52nd Annual Convention in Atlanta April 1-4, 2004 (Really!) Takes
Shape; Advice for Obtaining Funding Gets You Started
too early in the early bird registration period to register online
to attend NSTA's most exciting and rewarding annual convention ever!
To help you obtain funding to attend, we created a highlights and
"how to" brochure that provides all the information you'll
need to join us in Atlanta, GA. Re-mark the dates on
your calendar (which were regrettably incorrect in last week’s
NSTA Express) as April 1-4, 2004, and click
for everything you ever wanted to know about professional development
opportunities at NSTA's convention and how you can participate.
For the continually updated Atlanta convention and exhibition agenda,
go to http://www.nsta.org/conventiondetail&Meeting_Code=2004ATL.
to Make 2004 a Memorable Year for Your Students? Find Out How To Enter
and Win $10,000 in the ExploraVision Awards Program
Take a few
minutes now and view a short video about how you and your
students can win great prizes—including $10,000 savings bonds—in
the 2004 Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision Awards program. Get the inside
scoop on what judges look for in winning entries and discover sure
fire ways to motivate your students to enter. Simply log on to www.nsta.org/virtualworkshops,
follow the prompts for Virtual Workshop Archives,
then select “Invent the Future With ExploraVision.” Deadline for
ExploraVision entries is February 3, 2004.
Your Knowledge with NSTA’s Dallas 2005 International Gathering of
Science Educators—Session Proposal Deadline: April 15
“Deep in the
Heart of Science” is the theme for our 53rd NSTA National
Convention, set for Dallas, TX, March 31-April 3, 2005, and now
is the time to submit your session proposal for consideration.
Proposals for sessions and presentations are being accepted—online,
only—under general strand areas:
And if your
interest lies in presenting at NSTA’s fall 2004 area conventions—Indianapolis,
Nov. 4-6; Seattle, Nov. 18-20, and Richmond, VA, Dec. 2-4… there’s
still time. To submit your proposal for any of the upcoming events,
go to http://www.nsta.org/sessions to review
the strands and access the online fill-in forms. Deadline for
submissions for area conventions is January 15, and for the National
Convention, April 15, 2004.
Center Spotlight—CPO Science Regional Sales Managers Needed
Science, a developer, publisher, and manufacturer of inquiry-based
teaching and learning systems for science in grades 6-12, is seeking
a regional sales manager for their Southeast and West Coast operations.
In these positions, a candidate will have responsibility for sales
to the secondary school science market in an exclusive multi-state
territory. A great opportunity, competitive salary, benefits, aggressive
commission plan, and company car awaits the self-starter who lands
this position. Sales experience and/or educational background are
details regarding this position or a full list of other available
job opportunities, visit http://careers.nsta.org.
Whether you're seeking a new position or need to fill a vacancy,
the NSTA Career Center is the premier location for science education
careers. Post your resume or current job opening today!
MBNA’s New Vanishing Debt Program
NSTA has partnered
with MBNA to help you realize one of your most important financial
goals. Imagine the peace of mind and financial security you could
experience by starting to become debt-free. It’s easy to do and
takes as little as 10 minutes to apply. Simply call (888) 628-7700
and reference IW23. Just another way NSTA is working for YOU!
For a complete
list of benefits and services available to members, visit www.nsta.org/benefits
Not a member
and want to join? Visit https://ecommerce.nsta.org/membership/apply.asp!
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this Monday’s edition of NSTA Express an interesting, quick
read and a worthwhile update on the latest news and information
from the National Science Teachers Association. Our goal is to save
you time by delivering information each week in short "news
bites," so if you'd like to know more, simply select the headline
quick link. NSTA continues to create resources and improve services
for science educators. If you're not already a member, we invite
you to join the crowd by going to www.nsta.org/whyjoin!
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