I came across this post on NSTA’s site and thought it was definitely worth getting out to the DEN. Check it out.
It is anticipated that Congress will soon be considering revisions to the No Child Left Behind Act. Although schools nationwide must assess students in science, in most states science scores do not count—only reading and mathematics assessment scores are counted in the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) measure. As a result many schools, especially at the elementary level, have cut back on the amount of science provided to students. NSTA believes it is time to Make Science Count. We strongly encourage Congress to make science a required component of the adequate yearly progress measure under Title I of the No Child Left behind Act. Join us in our campaign to Make Science Count.
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