This time the ruckus wasn’t as much about evolution as man-made climate change, but whatever the reason, Wyoming has become the first state to legislatively block the Next Generation Science Standards, an initiative aimed at boosting science education across the country.Read full article >>
This post has been updated to reflect school closures on Monday, March 17.
With a series of storms and cold snaps during the winter of 2013-2014, snow days at the region’s schools have been piling up. The snowstorm that began early Monday morning has led the region’s school systems to cancel school yet again, and school closures in most jurisdictions have passed the number of closures during the 2009-2010 winter, when the area was hit with “Snowmageddon.”Read full article >>
Aspiring teenage rocketeers from 14 Fairfax County schools will take part in qualifying rounds this month for the Team America Rocketry Challenge.
Thirty Fairfax teams, including an all-girls group from Longfellow Middle School, will compete for a spot in the national finals to be held in May at Great Meadow in the Plains, Va. The contest is sponsored by the Aerospace Industries Association to promote science, technology, engineering and math among the nation’s youth.Read full article >>