URI TodayWednesday, July 2, 2014
Education group works with stateís public schools to improve science teaching
Itís no secret educators, parents and politicians are worried that the nationís public schools are failing to prepare students for a rapidly changing world.
Help is on the way from the University of Rhode Island, where educators and scientists are working to train teachers how to teach science in a way that emphasizes critical analysis and hands-on learning.
The initiative by URIís Guiding Education in Math and Science Network, or GEMS-Net, takes on greater importance following Rhode Islandís decision last year to adopt Next Generation Science Standards, new national guidelines for science teaching.
Rhode Island was the first stateÖ