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Children’s Chances for Success Vary Dramatically by State, Report Reveals

Where children live significantly affect their chances for success in life, according to the analysis by the Editorial Projects in Education (EPE) Research Center, which based its analysis on its new “Chance-for-Success Index.” The index tracks state efforts to connect education from preschool through postsecondary education and training and the results are available in Quality Counts 2007: From Cradle to Career, Connecting American Education From Birth to Adulthood, produced by Education Week with support from the Pew Center on the States. The report is available online at http://www.edweek.org/go/qc07. NSTA Members: Look for more information in the cover story in your upcoming issue of NSTA Reports.

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Read Your Favorite NSTA Journal Online

The January issues of NSTA’s journals are available online. Members can access articles from all four of NSTA’s grade-specific journals online using their member number; nonmembers can read one free article from each journal every month.

To view the complete table of contents for the January issues of our K-12 journals, visit the links below.

Not a member and want to join? Visit http://www.nsta.org/join or http://ecommerce.nsta.org/sendmeinfo to request additional information.

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Toyota TAPESTRY Grants Deadline Extended to January 29!

Just a reminder that due to previous technical difficulties, you still have time to submit a proposal for a Toyota TAPESTRY grant of up to $10,000 or $2,500! The new deadline for online proposals is 8:59 a.m. eastern time on Monday, January 29. Please visit http://www.nsta.org/programs/tapestry to begin or complete your online proposal. Don't delay, this is your last chance to secure grant money for your project and possibly win an all-expenses paid trip to the NSTA National Conference in St. Louis!

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NSTA National Conference to Include Science for English Language Learners RDC

Looking for an effective means to teach a diverse student population? Want the latest research on teaching Science to English Language Learners? Pressed for time and need to integrate your lessons? The third Research Dissemination Conference (RDC) has what you need!

Hear top educators explain the latest research with practical applications! The RDC will be held on Saturday March 31 and is an all day event. You must register for the National Conference which is March 29-April 1 and is being held in St. Louis, Missouri. For more details visit http://www.nsta.org/ell.

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Nationwide Science and Math Study Kicks Off in March—Learn How Your District Can Participate

NSTA, in collaboration with the American Productivity & Quality Center (APQC), are working to study how district–level policies and procedures have an impact on math and science student achievement. The study will also offer participating districts the opportunity to compare their processes against high-performing districts from across the nation. The study officially begins on March 7. Find out how your district can participate in the following webcasts. To learn more about the Tuesday, January 23, webcast, visit http://www.apqc.org/wb_edbnk1; for the Wednesday, January 24, webcast, visit http://www.apqc.org/wb_edbnk2. For more information, please contact Raileen Mangum at 713-685-4606 or 1-800-776-9676 x.4606.

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Membership Means You Belong!

Join NSTA (https://ecommerce.nsta.org/membership/apply.asp) for these essential benefits (http://www.nsta.org/memcategories) that will enhance your marketability in the teaching profession and build your professional knowledge. Being a member of NSTA means you’re part of an international community of practitioners dedicated to improving science education.

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And Don’t Forget…

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